Todd Foreman

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We spent the week of July 27-August 3, 2019 at St. George Island, Florida - our most favorite place in the world. The week prior Todd had seen his doctor to discuss scheduling a sleep study due to symptoms of sleep apnea and a MRI due to shoulder pain. He had also told me that one day that week when he took his mask off after surgery it was wet with drool. We agreed he should see a dentist. 
During our time at the beach, Todd had difficulty staying awake, had a flattened affect, and started having a droop of the left side of his mouth. As the week continued he had right side weakness of his hand and leg. He had difficulty getting out of the surf and buttoning his shirt. I was concerned that he had a stroke, but he continually convinced me that he had not. Many of his symptoms could be explained by the previous concerns about sleep apnea and a shoulder or neck injury. His symptoms would improve and worsen from time to time during the week. 
By Saturday, August 3rd it was obvious that something was going on. Even Todd finally agreed that he might have had a small stroke earlier in the week but he did not think it was a current emergency. He really preferred not to go to the small hospital in Port St. Joe and agreed to go to the hospital when we got back to Huntsville. I drove us all the way home scared to death that something major might happen on the road. We went straight to Crestwood ER when we got to Huntsville. Stella, Max, my mom, and our dog waited in the car while I went in with Todd. We knew with his symptoms that he would processed quickly. He had a MRI, and within 45 minutes we knew he had a mass on his left temportal lobe. 

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