What looked like a long shot, and certainly not a thing to be hoped for in the near future is going to happen, at least, at this point it looks like it will.
One of the most, possibly the most prominent neurosurgeon in the world reviewed my files last week and as I was told by his wife he said "this tumor is absolutely operable". Dr. Weaver, my local neurosurgeon had thought it would be thus. What is impossible even for very talented surgeons is what Dr. Yasargil specializes in accomplishing. I am invited to visit him in Arkansas, be examined, have special MRI cuts performed and assuming that nothing new is found that changes his mind, to be operated on by him in the same visit. If all goes well I would be discharged from the hospital at most five days later and on my way back home to Atlanta within seven days of the surgery.
The logistics are beyond my ability to comprehend. My husband has taken on the insurance piece, thank goodness there is something practical he can do. My friends have offered every kind of support including traveling along with us to Arkansas and taking care of my 11 year old while we're gone. While I can't quite sort every detail out in my mind at the moment, I trust that the pieces will fall into place. By the end of the week I should know the most important part, which is when Dr. Yasargil expects to see me in Little Rock. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks to all of you who have posted and sent email messages. I am grateful for your support and prayers.