Susan Fiedler

First post: May 27, 2019 Latest post: Nov 6, 2019
Our Mom had a mild stroke on March 10th, 2019. While searching for the cause of the stroke, her doctors found a large pituitary tumor which they assumed was benign. The tumor was located where her optic nerves cross. A biopsy was scheduled for May 10 which turned into a tumor removal. Fortunately, 80% of the tumor was removed. Unfortunately, they discovered the tumor is cancer and she is blind. The tumor was sent to the Mayo Clinic for further analysis. They confirmed that it is a slow growing Glioblastoma. There is no cure for a Glioblastoma and for the time being, no further treatment is being recommended. Mom will have an MRI every 3 months to see how it's progressing and if future treatment becomes recommended. While Mayo confirmed that no optic nerve tissue was inadvertently removed during surgery, mom's vision has yet to return. The doctors don't expect her vision to return but we are hopeful that as her brain continues to heal some of her sight will come back.

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