Sunday, September 11, 2016

How Is Angie Doing?

About a couple of months ago Angie and Brent took a vacation to Chicago to visit family and friends and to Wisconsin to attend the air show.
While at Jane and Ben's Angie woke up in the middle of the night with her mouth drooling to one side, tingling in her face, arm and hand.  She thought she had a mini stroke but after some tests at the hospital they said she had a seizure. The cause was a brain tumor.  Her symptoms were gone after the hospital visit and they decided to finish their vacation and scheduled a visit with a neurologist at UT Southwestern in Dallas.  She also saw the doctor she had with her Melanoma surgery on her foot  which was done over a year ago.
They were relieved to learn the cancer was not melanoma but a Glioma Cancer.  If it were Melanoma it would have meant it had traveled to the brain from the foot which would have been really bad.  Even though the Glioma was also threatening the chances would be better for treatment and etc.  Two weeks after she came home they did brain surgery. The surgery was successful.  They took out a large percent of the tumor and what remains is level two and dormant at the moment.  She will have to have MRI's every couple of months to make sure there is no activity.  This was more and better than she had expected.  They thought she might have to take a chemo pill.  That won't be necessary unless they see some activity.  Our family and many people have been praying for her.  We are all so thankful at her outcome so far.

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