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Long Journey for Sara

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Hello everyone.  As you may already know,  Sara has just recieved a very serious diagnosis.   After months to years of health issues we  got confirmation in Iowa City on January 8th that Sara has a very large brain tumor and will be having brain surgery to remove it. It is a sphenoid (indicates location) meningioma (type of tumor- forms on lining between brain and skull). It is 7×4.5×4.4 cm big and is so large it's displacing her brain and causing blindness, hearing loss, memory loss, and behavioral changes. She has more imaging on the 18th and she will be undergoing brain surgery shortly after that. Luckily, the type of growth it appears to be is usually non cancerous. But, it will still be a major undertaking, and she will need everyone's support.  Any help of any kind will be more than appreciated.  I set this up to help with the expenses of travel, hotels, missed work,  and medical expenses.  Most of you know Sara has had a rough few years with her health,  and it's been especially bad the past 12 months.  However, this diagnosis and undertaking (even as monumental as it is) will hopefully solve many problems and Sara can get her life back.  VERY sincere and huge thanks to everyone for all the kind words,  prayers,  help and support! If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask, it is ok....Arnold Schwarzenegger was wrong P.S. For those who don't know, the whole "Arnold" thing is a joke from one of his old movies and it makes Sara and I laugh
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Well we're back. yesterday afternoon Sara started acting strange and was indicating something serious going on with her. it would be too hard roku drive what's going on but the confusion and other things if that nature were really bad again. After going to the ER in iowa city yesterday, she got admitted. She has been through a litany of tests and imaging. The main things they are looking for are brain bleed and infection. She is in good hands and at times is coherent though, she is doing ok. when I have more answers I'll let everyone know.
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Hello. Just wanted to take a quick moment tonight to let everyone know we're home!

Sara has done so amazing. She's walking around, doing small things as normal and is even getting some vision back.

We are still waiting on the pathology so they can determine her radiation plan but she is doing amazing. I will be with her 24/7 for at least another week to be safe.

I wish I was a better writer so I could express how proud I am of my wife. I love her so much.

As always, thank you very much everyone!
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Sara is such an amazing and strong woman. What a fighter! She got out of ICU last night, and got her wound pump out already. Once she sees PT and OT, we will have a better idea of what's the plan going forward. When i have more info, I'll give another update, but I wanted to let everyone know the good news so far
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Good morning. So as I stated yesterday, Sara made it through her surgery with flying colors. She was only in the O.R. about 7 hours as opposed to the 12 hours that was scheduled. Her doctor feels they got about 90 percent of the tumor out, leaving behind the parts that were too risky to remove. The rest will be treated with radiation and other than that, there were no complications at all.

As far as her immediate and long term outlook, things are looking up, but we're have many test results coming, and more tests to do.

For now, Sara is doing very well! Other than normal post surgical pain and nausea, she is doing surprisingly well. We are hoping to move out of ICU later today, as she already met get "goals" for today.

I just wanted you again give a very heartfelt THANK YOU for all the support, prayers, and donations. I will still be out of work for quite some time, and we have been having a lot of expenses. Thanks again to everyone!

I will of course keep every body updated as things move forward. Thanks again!
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