Brain Tumor Removal Surgery: Round 2

On July 27th of 2016 I was diagnosed with benign meningioma brain tumors, after experiencing some tingling on the left side of my face. While, most commonly, people only have was found that I have 5. The one causing my symptoms was located on my brainstem, pressing on a nerve. On September 3rd I married my best friend and on the 29th, had surgery that removed 95% of the tumor. Never got to go on a honeymoon. I spent 6 days in ICU at the University of Miami, and healed very well, with just some numbness to the left side of my face.  Yesterday, a year to the date, I returned to Miami for a follow-up visit. The one that was removed looks good, the smaller tumors aren't  such a worry, but the peanut sized one in my frontal lobe has grown some. It's also getting a little closer to a major blood vessel. My doctor wants to remove it within a year, before we have any problems. I'm looking at surgery in January. I want to be with my family throughout the holidays and all their birthdays. My concern is the month that I will be out of work, again, for recovery. My husband and I are both part-time employees for Publix, who recently moved to a new home. I can't go through another surgery without knowing our bills will be taken care of, while I'm healing. As much as it kills me to ever ask for help, we need it! Any donation is appreciated, or please share this post. Thank you in advance for your help. Very humbly yours, Malaina Watts

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Malaina Watts 
North Port, FL
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