more of “I didn’t think it could happen to us”
The first time something happened that I thought only happened to “other people”, it was devastating. I’m hoping this one isn’t the same.
Found out today that my dear, sweet Grandaddy has a brain tumor (beneign), evidence of 3-4 small strokes in the past, and brain shrinkage consistent with dementia. Wow. They might have tried telling us all of this over the course of a few days… or maybe it’s better to get it all out there? I dunno.
Anyways, I guess I’ve known he’s getting older, and that as the body ages, it does experience degeneration. I’ve just never had a very close family member go through anything like this. I kind of don’t know what to think. I’m hopeful that since the tumor is benign, that a doctor will be able to successfully remove the whole thing and he can live another healthy 10-15 years. But, I also worry about the past stroke thing, and the dementia, and wonder if I should be hopping out on an airplane as often as I can possibly spare to just to be able to see him while he still knows it’s me.
Regardless of what I think, non of this is about me. He’s going to have some big decisions to make, beginning tomorrow when they do a nuclear stress test (not on the treadmill) to assess the condition of his heart. If that looks fine, they go to a neurosurgeon. I will just pray that no further complications arise, and that God will bring them to the right person to be able to handle his poor little brain!