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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 06:46 AM
I spent the past two days in the Macon Medical Center (the "Duane" hospital) with my sister, Wanda.

Wanda called me at my office on Wednesday in a crying panic. After experiencing a"severe dizzy spell", one of her daughters took her into the hospital. An MRI revealed a tumor in her brain.

My sister’s lung cancer has masticized into her brain. At first we were told that this tumor was in her frontal lobe. We now know (or have been told) that it is actually further to the right and rear on her right brain hemisphere.

Initially, surgery was to have been done yesterday. The surgery to remove the tumor (as opposed to radiation) has been scheduled for this coming Monday.

My family met with the surgeon last night. He has put us all in a calmer frame of mind. He seems to think that this removal of the tumor is almost routine.

My sister has three daughters and a husband with her. Traveling with my mother and my aunt is challenging (to say the least). As such, we don’t plan (at least for now) to make the trip on Monday for her surgery. We are planning to go back down over the long weekend.

The location of the tumor in the right hemisphere instead of the frontal lobe is a blessing, as I understand it. The surgeon says that my sister will experience some dizziness and temporary loss of motor control – all of which should return to normal over a period of time. After this tumor has been removed, the doctors will then make decisions on chemotherapy and radiation on the mass in her left lung.

The party that Donna and I have planned for this Saturday is still on. My sister was very adamant with her “show must go on” attitude.

Thanks for you care and concern and most of all your prayers.


"Rusty"

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 06:57 AM
So sorry to hear this Rusty! Just found out the other day a very good old friend's mom is on hospice with metastatic cancer. Such a devastating disease. Wishing the best for Wanda and your entire family through this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 06:59 AM
prayers for your sister....
 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:03 AM
Prayers sent Rusty....

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:07 AM
Prayers to your sister, you and your family.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:11 AM
Sending good vibes your way Rusty and family.

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:14 AM
We're still praying for your family Rusty, keep up the great support!

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:38 AM
So sorry to hear this Rusty. You and hopefully, Wanda will get a real live hug tomorrow. Praying for Wanda and all of your family this morning.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:02 AM
Hang in there Rusty. Praying for the best outcome for Wanda. Prayers also sent for your peace of mind and serenity.

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:03 AM
Praying for comfort .

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:07 AM
Sending prayers out to Wanda....

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:08 AM
prayers out to Wanda

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:14 AM
Sending prayers to Wanda

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:18 AM
Keeping your sister in my thoughts Rusty ... healing (((((vibes))))) being sent to Wanda ...

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:40 AM
Prayers and loving, healing vibes going out to your family....

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:43 AM
Prayers of strength and healing for you brother...stand tall.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 09:09 AM
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Try to have some celebration fun tomorrow. Wish I could be there but will be moving into the dorm with my son!

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 09:28 AM
Prayers for your sister, Rusty.
 
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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 09:28 AM
Prayers and positive thoughts for Wanda

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 09:51 AM
So scary for you all. Prayers, love and healing vibes to Wanda and the entire family!

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 11:10 AM
Prayers going out for both of your sisters who are dealing with cancer, Rusty, as well as you and the rest of your family. Hope that Wanda's surgery goes smoothly Monday - it's encouraging that the Dr's. seem optimistic.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 11:28 AM
Rusty & Donna my prayers are with ya'll & your family.....Wanda- good luck with everything on Monday....will keep you in my prayers....
 

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  posted on 6/29/2008 at 03:02 AM
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  posted on 6/29/2008 at 03:18 AM
My Prayers go out to Wanda, her Family, and her Friends.
Peace be with you All.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2008 at 08:03 AM
Keeping Wanda and her entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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