Yesterday, my bride and I met with the neurosurgeon. He seems somewhat surprised I’m not suffering from frequent headaches, dizziness, etc. Due to the large size of this tumour (and he being away most of May) my surgery could take place as early as Apr. 24 or 26.
There is a 30% chance I will suffer some sort of facial deficit (such as numbness or even paralysis). The risk of death is only about 1%, which is much less than auto fatality statistics.
Yes, I am scared. Who wouldn't be? Regardless though, I’m going to do all I can to push through and get back to living asap. I’ve got a decent pain tolerance and I’ll do whatever it takes. Although I thought I had more time. (Sound familiar?) I’m an organized guy, but I now have a number of things to get done in short order. Thank you for all your well wishes.