We had our first visit with the neurosurgeon with Jefferson Neurosurgical Associates at Jefferson University Hospital today. We arrived a little before 10 am and were home by 1 pm. We met with two physicians and both confirmed that surgery is necessary, probably in a couple of weeks. We have some more tests and some things to confirm before we schedule a date but it will probably be the second or third week in October. Both seem to think it is a cancerous tumor so we would be looking at at some kind of postoperative treatment. Surgery is a couple of hours, a 24-48 hour stay in the hospital, and then recovery around 3 weeks but recovery may depend upon how well I am doing. He didn't buy, as neither did my family physician that I could be back at work the next day after surgery. Oh well, I tried.
We covet your continued prayers for the family and our church family as it looks like I will be out of action for awhile.
We are trusting in God's good and sovereign purpose for our life.