Two weeks ago I mentioned Calypso's friend who was undergoing surgery for a malignant brain tumor situated near his brain stem...a tumor they felt pretty sure had already begun to spread to his spine. I asked for prayers, good thoughts, healing energy, anything positive you wanted to send his way and so many of you offered such encouragement.
I am so relieved to report that not only did they determine it had not spread to his spine but that it was a far less aggressive tumor than suspected. The doctors believe a short course of radiation will neutralize any remnants. This young man came home from the hospital after a week and a half and just a couple days ago made a major post on his Facebook wall to update everyone. He will have to undergo visual training to re-coordinate his sight and physical therapy to regain a sense of balance but he is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks...."barring the sweet scar down the back of my head, for the laydeez," as he writes in his post.
His post is full of gratitude for the support of so many people near and far as well as his characteristic humor and good nature which seem entirely undiminished. And with him, my heart is fully of gratitude that he has been spared the worst outcome and even though he has been through so much considers himself greatly blessed by friends, family, and God.