Recently, I experienced a brain seizure as a result of an ischemic stroke that was found to be caused by a cavernous malformation / symptomatic lesion in the left parietal lobe of my brain. Surgery to deal with the lesion — which is in a somewhat easily accessible location in my brain, and which I've named 'Walter Jarvis' — is slated for the morning of January 13, 2020. As a result, and because of numerous requests for updates, I have chosen to create this CaringBridge site so friends and family can: 1.) be informed of the outcome of the surgery and the process and timing of recovery; 2.) learn more about what I'm contending with, both medically and personally. Please read the FAQs on my page for more information and answers to the most common questions I've received.