On July 30, 2014 I went to Methodist Hospital in Omaha to have the tumor removed. After a 14 hour surgery my wife was told that there was a little complication with putting me under, but the surgery went well. They had removed 80-90% of the tumor so that my facial nerve could be saved. That meant I needed and still need to have laser surgery to stop the growth of the remaining tumor in my head. I spent 12 days at that hospital, then was moved to Madonna Rehablilation Hospital in Lincoln which was closer to home. Results from the surgery were no voice, not being able to swallow which is very scary. I could't walk, my right side was weaker. I was there until 9/6/14, learning how to walk and swallow and just how to get the function back in my body. I am currently still going back for 8 hour days 3xweek for the day rehab program. I still have two more surgeries that I need, one is the laser one to stop the growth of the tumor and the other is the stud for the BAHA which will allow for opitmal hearing the rest of my life. Before the surgery I was working full time, and my workplace is being very accomendating and the people there are just awesome. I am normally not one to ask, the medical bills are increasing and there will be more to come. My family needs help with this I can not do it alone. Please help me to be able to feel like a normal person again.
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