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Last post of this blog June 20, 2010

Posted by dskillz13 in Uncategorized.
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Today, I’m feeling fantastic. I’ve gotten on with my life and thankfully I have no serious symptoms or side-effects. Call it divine intervention, good fortune, luck, slim probability, or whatever you will, but this whole ordeal for me has happened in the best of possible circumstances. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I had this surgery. But sometimes I easily remember when I get a headache, or if I hear a slight clicking sound in my head, or whenever I cut my hair, and I hear a different sound when the clippers are near my forehead as opposed to when they aren’t.

On May 14 2010, I had my 3-month follow up MRI (I know it was late). I posted a good image from my MRI set aside one of my previous shots – a before and after shot if you will. The void is easily noticeable. I’ll have to have another MRI in November – 6 months later, and then an MRI every year after that to keep track. Lets hope that this damn tumor NEVER comes back, because I do not want my head cut open ever again.

Right: Before, Left: After, with the void highlighted by the arrow. Docs say that the void will fill in eventually.

Which leads me to this question – what biological, environmental or genetic factors actually led to the conditions in my body for this tumor growing here in the first place? This is a question that I plan to find the answer to before I leave this planet.

I hope this blog continues to be helpful to the thousands of people out there going through this struggle. I truly and honestly hope for the best possible outcomes for you.

Lastly, I want to say a deep, heart-felt and humble THANK YOU, to the hundreds of people who paused their extraordinarily busy lives for a moment, who sent me messages, who emailed me, sent chocolates, flowers, chic-fil-a catered dinner, Ethiopian foods, pastas, who helped Ella watch the kids, shovel snow, cover for me at work and sit through painful, ridiculous meetings, who prayed for me to their God, Jesus, Allah, The Guru’s, Jehovah, Yaweh, Vishnu, who got their wives working at the hospital to call in and check on me, who took a big risk and left a hectic day as a lab technician to visit me 10 minutes before I went under surgery, who drove from Chambersburg Pa, Philadelphia, and Greensboro North Carolina just to be with me before surgery day, who set me facebook well-wishes, who got me a Best-Buy gift card, who got me a t-shirt celebrating my recovery by downloading my own processed images I posted, who gave me advice, wisdom and courage to go through with this because he had it much worse – and was kind enough to lend some wisdom, who analyzed my bloodwork literally in 5 minutes over email because she was a tenacious and brilliant researcher and because my primary care physician was too lazy to be as thorough and who couldn’t be there, but I know she was always praying for me because she’s the one who gave me birth………… THANK YOU, Xie Xie, Danke, Gracias, et Merci Beaucoup!!! Much peace love and blessings to each and every one of you.