Dec. 23 marked my first-month anniversary since the removal of a left frontal parasagittal (parallel to the plane that divides the body into right and left halves) meningioma, a benign tumour.
On B.C.’s holiday weekend, on account of an incidental finding, I was diagnosed with having a tumour.
Additionally, my husband’s shrewdness and our family doctor Dr. Wiedrick’s exceptional awareness required my husband to get immediate attention for me at the emergency room.
The diagnosis, found after a spinal tap, was viral meningitis, in this case, caused by West Niles virus, (typically more common out east), where we had just travelled during the summer months.
So, thank you from the bottom of my heart to the August long week-end emergency staff, the ICU staff, and anybody else that contributed to my well-being.
Last but not least, I am indebted to doctors J.F. Chevalier, K. Boughton, S. Cosman, R. Cameron and to the rest of this great surgery team.
I’m sorry if you might of missed your dinner plans with your loved ones that night, I never planned to make you work for almost 13 hours.