Sarah’s Story

Site created on December 7, 2018

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A few weeks ago Sarah had a fall at home that left her with a concussion and confusion, after a trip to the hospital and several brain scans it was revealed that she has a mengioma on one side of her brain that is pushing on her motor cortex and causing weakness in her left side. It was also discovered that she has a tumor on the other side of her brain that the doctor's are concerned about. 
After meeting with neurologists and her neurosurgeon it was decided that the first course of action will be to remove the tumor via brain surgery.
The surgery took place on the 13th of December and was a huge success. Recovery, while a slow process, is well under way and Sarah is happy to be at home. 
Amidst all the celebrating however Sarah was diagnosed  with a grade II astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer.
Grade II astrocytoma, also called diffuse astrocytoma, is the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Her doctors are hopeful that most of the tumor was removed although the diffused edges make removal much more difficult. In 6 weeks, she will have another MRI and speak with the doctors again to see how things have progressed and from there on more decisions will be made.
Until then we will wait for doctor's order and stay calm and relaxed. Sarah would love to have visitors in her recovery time so if you are able to let me or Todd know! Thank you all for your continued support! 


Newest Update

Journal entry by Rachel Jacobson

Hello everyone,


I would like to start off by thanking you all for your continued support of my mom. She has remained positive and upbeat, thanks to all of the kind words you have sent her. Surgery over the weekend went very well and she was able to leave the hospital on Monday and return to the comforts of home.


After yesterday’s oncology appointment, the doctor discovered that mom has grade II astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer. Grade II astrocytoma, also called diffuse astrocytoma, is the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Her doctors are hopeful that most of the tumor was removed although the diffused edges make removal much more difficult. In 6 weeks, she will have another MRI and speak with the doctors again to see how things have progressed and from there on more decisions will be made.


At this time, rest and relaxation are the best things for my mom but she also needs company and support. If you are able to stop by and hang out with her for a bit during the coming weeks I know that she would love to see all of your faces, even if she has to take a nap during the visit. Please let Todd or myself know if you would like to stop by or schedule a day with her; Todd knows her schedule best at the moment and when she will need help and can be reached at: 952-249-1000.


Thank you again everyone!


-Rachel

 
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