Wednesday, August 17, 2011


My usual happy-peppy-booted-and-leathered blog posts have been temporarily replaced today. As you read this, my partner is having a non-malignant brain tumor removed. He is at one of the world's best facilities to have this procedure done, right here in our home state.

The doc said that it should be a simple and quick procedure, and will not require cutting bone or muscle tissue since he can access the tumor through the back of the neck. But it still is brain surgery... a very frightening thought.

Your well-wishes, thoughts, and prayers will be appreciated for my best half. I'll post more later this week about how it went.

In the meantime, I have about a week's worth of blog posts that will appear each day until I have time to get back to blogging. I am focusing on caring for the one I love.

As I often say: life is short -- show those you love that you love them.

10:30am Update: writing from a computer in the hospital waiting room. Surgery is done, and was successful. Very tiny incision used to insert a laser knife. Blood vessels feeding the tumor were cut and cauterized. The tumor was not removed. Because it is non-malignant, it will shrink and be absorbed.

My partner looked okay, but obviously is groggy while still recovering from the anesthesia. But the best news -- he nodded yes when the doc asked him, "is the ringing in your ears gone?" Yippie!

Headed back into the recovery room to hold his hand.


Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both in hoping for a safe and successful procedure.


rolandtaylorjr said...

Good luck to both of you with this surgery! I pray that his surgery will go just as well as my Dad's did the other day.

Anonymous said...

You and he have been in my thoughts and I am glad to hear that the surgery went well. When my wife had a non-malignant tumor removed from her neck a few years ago I was a nervous wreck until she awoke from the anesthesia -- it's hard to see a loved one in such a vulnerable state. God bless and may your partner have a speedy recovery.