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    My wife had a seizure Thursday afternoon. It appeared she was having a stroke and after many hours, many tests and two hospitals we found out she has a malignant brain tumor. While bad, there is a lot of optimistic news with it. It is operable and the location of the tumor means there won't be any lasting issues from the surgery. The tumor is very near the surface in the right temporal lobe. They think it's a primary tumor meaning it didn't come from some place else. The surgeon said it would be rare if it did. However, they did a body scan yesterday just to be on the safe side. We have not received the results of the scan yet nor do we know when the surgery is scheduled but the way the were talking probably this coming week. The surgeon is nationally recognized and St. Vincents is a top rated neuro/surgical facility. So we feel pretty lucky that things are as good as they are. It could certainly be much worse. She's currently home and on steroids and anti seizure meds. All in all, doing pretty well but she obviously has a long road ahead. Once they do the surgery they will biopsy the tumor. Then they will know the exact type of cancer, the prognosis and the course of treatment she'll need. Right now we're focusing on the positive, taking it one day at a time and leaning a lot the big guy. Your thoughts and prayers would really be appreciated.

    We had so many good things in the fire. She had retired in March and was approached last month to start work at another company. She was supposed to start on 9/17. I had also been approached about doing some inspection work for a contract telephone company. It's amazing how much in your life comes to a screeching halt when something like this happens. It sure puts everything else in glaring perspective. Obviously more to come and I'll keep you posted. If I'm AWOL a bit it's because I'm with her.


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    She and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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    Wow that is indeed some heavy news.......

    As we have had had to circle that wagons ourselves in the last couple of years....That's what you do....Now is when family is most important.

    You all are in our thoughts a prayers.....
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    God Bless!!!
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    So sorry to hear keeping you in our thoughts

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    Listen Chief. Got a good friend who made it through twice with prayers. Your girl is on our prayer list... Everyday.

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    Oh gosh Rick, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you both. We'll watch for news from you.
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    Rick, if you need anything let me know.

    I am only a couple or three hours away with no big time consuming responsibilities or plans.

    I know you probably have family to rely on but if you need me get in touch.
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    Cool What is this?

    Rick, 1st let me say that I can relate! Prayers offered up! 2nd, this is really getting bad. I just found out that a woman that started bus Driver training the same day I did passed away last night from cancer! Crazy!!! Hang in there buddy!...
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    My prayers are with you.
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    Thoughts and prayers, for you and her, rick.
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    You can add me to the list of people praying too, Rick. Bless you both.

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    Sorry to hear the news Rick. Prayers heading your way. I feel good about the outcome, as I know St Vincent's reputation.

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    Praying for your wife, you and all of your family Rick.

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    Best of luck Rick! Your family will be in my prayers.

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    Wow, what a mix of bad news - good news - bad news - good news...whew! It must've felt like a roller coaster ride.

    Prayers and good wishes for your sweetie and you...and some more for Sarge and his sweetie too.



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    Rick, although everyone on here is always in my prayers, I will specially mention your wife and your family. I will also put her on my world wide prayer group who pray around the clock.
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    My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.

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    What a great bunch of folks and community you all are. But of course we knew that already didn't we? Thank you everyone. Your support and prayers mean more than you know.

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