Last Saturday I was admitted to the hospital after suffering the symptoms of a stroke. It turns out I had a brain tumor. (...and yes I enjoyed turning Ahnold's line around and saying, "It IS a tumor!!") After emergency brain surgery the tumor has been removed. There is a trapdoor in my head as a result.
There is now speculation as to the source of the tumor and the feeling is lung cancer...but that is not certain. The pathology will tell all in a couple of days. Fortunately, many advances have been made since we lost Uncle Walt some 40 years ago. Also, in my case, I've detected it sooner. I only expect this to be a few radiation treatments at most. Hopefully, after that, I'll be given a clean bill of health.
I'm lucky to have so many friends and family. The outpouring of love has, frankly, been overwhelming.
I am still in USD Medical Center Neurological ICU. Vic has bought me a laptop so I can stay in touch and for my own entertainment. I miss you guys!