Jan 23, 2020 Latest post:
Jan 23, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Mid-July 2019 mom was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease. Up until her diagnosis, she experienced several episodes of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Although a TIA mimics symptoms of a stroke, the symptoms go away as the blockage passes. Our mom was scheduled to have brain bypass surgery at the end of August to prevent future TIAs and to reduce the risk of having a stroke. On July 26th, Susan experienced another TIA resulting in a fall at work so her neurologist decided to schedule the surgery one month sooner.
On July 26, 2019, Susan had her brain bypass surgery that presented with complications.
Since her diagnosis mom has visited Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City for a second opinion in which her diagnoses was confirmed and chemotherapy treatment protocol was provided. Mom remains hopeful that treatment will be effective and grateful for the wonderful community support she has already received from friends and family via thoughtful cards in the mail, supportive words via Facebook, and caring visitors while she was at the hospital and home. Although she is fatigued and in pain she continues to be as positive as possible. We understand that many are looking for ways to help and we will be organizing a meal train starting in January, so more on that later. In the meantime, we appreciate your prayers , support , words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.