Sharon Gross | CaringBridge

Sharon Gross

First post: Apr 25, 2018 Latest post: Jul 12, 2018
After the passing of her soulmate, Sharon, continued on with life and began to make some repairs to the house.  She was strong, independent, and full of joy.  Sometime in March 2018 things began to go downhill.  It was hard to determine if this was the natural course of Grief or something larger.  She began to walk hunched over,  shuffle her feet and stopped walking visitors to the door when they left.  Then she stopped returning phone calls and text messages.  Sharon admitted that she was depressed but her family was unsure if that was all that was going on.  Later she began to have problems with her balance and could not hold down food.  In April, she finally sought help at a local Urgent care facility.  This visit turned into an ambulance ride to the ER with a subsequent admission to the hospital.  A CAT scan in the ER revealed a tumor in her Cerebellum.  An additional MRI confirmed this tumor but found additional liesions and swelling in her brain.  Her decision was to go ahead with brain surgery to remove the tumor in her Cerebellum which was obstructing the flow of her cerebral spinal fluid.  She came through surgery like a champ.  Her appetite returned.  Her pain level was much less.  The pressure in her head was controlled by a drain.  A PET scan revealed additional tumors in other places within her body.  This is where we pick up the story.
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