Devil's tower,  Wyoming

Tom Steinkamp Tom Steinkamp

First post: Aug 17, 2018 Latest post: Sep 21, 2019

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On July 28 we took Tom to the ER with a few symptoms of a possible stroke.  He was having trouble doing a few things.  We were sent to Sioux Falls and admitted for observation.  They did an MRI that night at 11:30 and did additional one on Sunday morning with contract and found what they identified  as a glioma blastoma  tumor.   The tumor was integrated into the brain which makes them very difficult to remove.  We were sent on to the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday, July 31st and August 1st where God allowed us to get set up with  the top neurologist and neurosurgeon in the world.   We were told that it takes 2-3 months to get into see these to doctors and their care teams and many get referred to other care teams.  We then began the long wait for the August 14th surgery.  We were supported by many friends and family through prayers, visits, cards, calls and text.