Roxanne Paulson

First post: Sep 9, 2018 Latest post: Oct 9, 2020
How it all started.... those nasty headaches!
Over the last month Roxy has been experiencing headaches which have been increasingly more intense, experiencing fatigue and some confusion. Last week, Roxy went to the doctor and they scheduled a CT scan for the following week. The very next day, Thursday, August 23rd, Roxy was experiencing yet another intense headache in which she assumed was a migraine. She thought it would be a good idea to go to ER, where they decided to do a CT Scan. The test showed a mass on her brain and she was immediately transferred to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. After several more tests and assessments, they confirmed that Roxy has a tumor on the right side of her brain. Over the next several days, Roxy began to experience extreme fatigue. This was concerning to the neurology team. Roxy was then transferred to ICU for further evaluation and treatment. It was determined that her sodium level had dropped (due to the tumor) causing extreme fatigue. On Monday, August 27th, Roxy underwent brain surgery where they removed the tumor. Roxy came out of surgery with an amazing spirit and a positive flow of energy! She has been laughing and sharing life stories with hospital staff, family and friends. We have all been amazed with her positive attitude, bravery and comical spirit. As always, she continues to make everyone in the room smile and laugh! We will update as new information becomes available.  Thank you for all of your continued support and prayers!

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