Friday, September 20, 2013

This Day In History: September 20, 1988


Today is the "anniversary" of my brain surgery.  I was once told that it was probably always "there" and was somehow "activated" the summer after high school.  I have lived much longer without the tumor than I did with it.

When the tumor was discovered, it was about the size of a golf ball.  It about doubled in the week between discovery and removal.  Apparently, things were touch and go on the day of the operation but I never fell below the surgeon's 50/50 level of confidence.

I have some chronic pain in my joints due to the medication I was on before and after the operation.  I am facing the prospect of full knee replacement at some point.

But at least I'm still here....
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