Thursday, October 25, 2012

Da Count-Thank God!

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.

20 comments:

Craig said...

That's wonderful news! Thanks for the update. . .

Stephen Hayes said...

Great news! Our prayers have been answered.

G-Man said...

Trini...:-)

Other Mary said...

Wow, that's amazing and wonderful! So glad to hear it. :o)

Kat said...

Oh YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! That is such wonderful news! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Sailor said...

Great news! Thanks for the update! :) :)

Beach Bum said...

Best news I've heard in a long time.

izzy said...

Miracles are terrific, no ? It is grand when things come out easier than we thought!

Bijoux said...

Glad to hear the good news!

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's really wonderful news. My younger son has the same sweet scar down the back of his head from his brain surgery (also at the base of his skull). Every time I glimpse it I am grateful for his cure. Sounds like your daughter's friend feels similarly grateful.

Tabor said...

I just love good stories and so glad you have one to write this day!

Daryl said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for letting us know.

Uncle Skip, said...

Thanks for the update...
...and the gratitude reminder.

Craig said...

And heck yeah - a gnarly scar down the back of his head. . . that's just gold. . .

lecram sinun said...

A wonderful and glorious count! I am so happy for him. :)

Dave said...

That is great news Michelle - Dave

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Suldog said...

Thank God! And Praise God!

Hilary said...

Wonderful news. I'm so happy to read this. :)

Jocelyn said...

His FB update is *hilarious*.

I am so glad that goodness is reaping goodness for this young man.