I am a happily married 31 year old and father of a beautiful two year old little girl. This June would mark my anniversary of being cancer free for 19 years. When i was 13 i was diagnosed with a grade III ependymoma brain tumor that was successfully removed and was followed by extensive radiation therapy. I am very thankful to have survived this journey.
January of 2014 i was taken to the hospital for a seizure and a stroke. Was sent home and couldnt walk or talk normal for a day. Two months later was sent to the University of hospital in Denver to get a second opinion by two neurosurgeons. Was recommeded to do follow-up MRI at the beginning of 2015. Well that time is here and we got some very discouraging news.
I have been informed that i have multiple cysts growing in my brain. the good news is that they are growing in the same spot as my previous tumor. The current size of the cluster of cysts is 27mm wide by 47.12mm deep. It is very hard not to be suspicous that this may be recurrent tumor.
As of right now i have a dr appointment March 29 and 30 to do 4 hours of mris and discuss surgery. I have headaches every day and also experiencing difficulty walking and hand eye coordination. I am still working as much as i can.
I am not the type of person to ask for help but this is something that is soon becoming out of our hands. We very much appreciate your prayers and concerns. I do know that i will be out of work for at least a month. It is very hard to not get worried about the financial aspect. i know that i have to be out of work for two weeks bf my short term dissability kicks in. I'm not asking for alot but anything including prayer would greatly help me and my family.
My goal will help provide my trips to denver and help cover medical costs. Also since i wont be able to work as much it will make it harder for my family to make ends meet. If you cant donate, that is more than fine just getting my journey out so everyone is aware.
Thank you for any help you may give to me and my family your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
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