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Started out my New Year with a trip from Stoughton Urgent Care to UW Hospital in an ambulance. Feeling fine but experienced some mild seizures night before and morning of. After a couple of days of tests at UW it was determined I have a brain tumor on the right side of my brain. I am scheduled to have surgery next week Monday 1/8.
This experience has been overwhelming positive as I have met so many good people who have helped in many ways, from the humorous doctor and caring nurse in Stoughton to all the wonderful people at UW. I really feel as if I'm in the best place I could possibly be with one of the best hospitals in the country and a world renowned surgeon who, according to one website, is one of the top 5 doctors in the world for this procedure. Seriously, and he operates 30 minutes from my home!
Thank you to my 4 wonderful children who have been hanging out in the hospital room with me and family and friends who have helped as well. Many thanks to my coworkers who are picking up my workload.You are all amazing! Special thanks to those of you who have said prayers for me and sent positive vibes in my direction. I truly believe in the power of prayer and positivity and so I really appreciate anything anyone can do in this area. Thank you Carol for praying the rosary with my mom and thank you Roberta for getting an entire convent to pray for me too. If there's one thing I can ask from any of you, it is prayers and positive thoughts. If you are thinking negatively stop immediately! My surgeon has a near perfect track record with no deaths and only 3 individuals who have suffered mild residual effects from this surgery. I Don't want to be the person who messes up his statistics! Please only positive thoughts for my surgery and recovery!