Monday, January 28, 2008

Good News - Almost

My sister's health problems have been weighing heavy on my mind lately, but things are looking up - sort of. She was having dizzy spells, went for a test and found out she has a brain tumor. Luckily, the tests have come back and it's not cancerous - they have not concluded that the tumor is causing the spells, so there are more tests, because of where it is located, they don't want to move just yet, they think that they can just monitor it for now - if it shows growth over the next few months, then they'll have to do something - radiation or surgery. The more troubling part is that there is significant narrowing of the internal carotid artery that is inside of the brain. For that she must see a vascular surgeon. So, we're not exactly exhaling a sigh of relief - just yet.


Libby said...

I am happy to read that the tumor is not cancerous. I will be keeping you sister in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy said...

What wonderful news that it's not cancerous, even though she's still got a lot to deal with. Keep us posted on how things go. Best wishes to both of you.