Sarah Jacobson Sarah's Brain Surgery

First post: Dec 7, 2018 Latest post: Dec 19, 2018
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A few weeks ago Sarah had a fall at home that left her with a concussion and confusion, after a trip to the hospital and several brain scans it was revealed that she has a mengioma on one side of her brain that is pushing on her motor cortex and causing weakness in her left side. It was also discovered that she has a tumor on the other side of her brain that the doctor's are concerned about. 
After meeting with neurologists and her neurosurgeon it was decided that the first course of action will be to remove the tumor via brain surgery.
The surgery took place on the 13th of December and was a huge success. Recovery, while a slow process, is well under way and Sarah is happy to be at home. 
Amidst all the celebrating however Sarah was diagnosed  with a grade II astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer.
Grade II astrocytoma, also called diffuse astrocytoma, is the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Her doctors are hopeful that most of the tumor was removed although the diffused edges make removal much more difficult. In 6 weeks, she will have another MRI and speak with the doctors again to see how things have progressed and from there on more decisions will be made.
Until then we will wait for doctor's order and stay calm and relaxed. Sarah would love to have visitors in her recovery time so if you are able to let me or Todd know! Thank you all for your continued support!