Sandy Showalter

First post: Mar 4, 2019 Latest post: Dec 10, 2019
On the morning of Thursday, February 28, 2019, Sandy's daughter, Amy, drove her to the ER after she experienced a fall. Sandy had been experiencing bouts of dizziness that was causing her to fall regularly. At first, doctors diagnosed her with an inner ear infection, but the dizzy spells and falls continued. She was given a walker, but was falling with that, as well. Prior to these dizzy spells, Sandy was active and healthy, taking regular walks on the treadmill in her apartment building.  Finally, at this particular ER visit, she demanded a scan of her brain, sensing that something was not right with her head. It was at this time that doctors discovered a 1" brain tumor. Over the next two days, Sandy underwent multiple tests (CT scans and MRI). A 4.5 cm tumor was found in her right lung, as well as a tumor in her trachea, and three additional smaller tumors in her brain.  After a biopsy on her lung, doctors concluded that Sandy has Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer. Essentially, lung cancer that has spread to other parts of her body, including her brain. Sandy will begin vigorous treatment immediately to try and get rid of as much of the cancer as possible. We appreciate all of the visitors, kind words of support, and prayers that are being offered to Sandy and the rest of the family. Please keep them coming!