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Not car related but the best news we had in a long time....

#1 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:56 am

We took our son up to Hershey Medical Center to have his yearly checkup on his brain tumor and after 13 long years, the doctor cleared and discharged our son of any tumor issues.

After his first surgery, they removed 99.9% of the tumor, which was located on his brain stem and was approximately the size of a golf ball. There was a small portion that our doctor decided to let in there, because everytime he touch it, our son's heart would stop. So after a year, this small area started to get larger in size and they decided to use a procedure called the gama knife and we were hoping this would kill the remaining portion of the tumor.

So on Monday, the doctor told us, if after 13 years, that small area hasn't changed in size or shape, the gama knife did it's job and he is 100% clean.

He has officially been given the green light and was told no more doctors or mri's.....

YEAH :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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#2 Post by Hitchcock » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:26 am

Awesome news Bruce! How old is he now?
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#3 Post by John_Heard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:39 am

That is awesome Bruce!!! Very good news!!!

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#4 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:51 am

16, getting ready to turn 17 in a few weeks and before someone says, "Get the old man out of that Camaro and put the young blood in there", we were advised that due to some of his brain damage, that it is in our best interest to hold off until he's a bit older.

Even though he is going to be 17, his brain acts on an age level of 14/15, but he did driv my wife's car in the driveway and does a god job. He also has helped me work on the Camaro and trust me, I know he would not be afraid to run the piss out of it or any of your cars.

That is one of our major concerns that we are afraid of, he does not recognize what fear is.

We knew this for years, but no one would listen to us, until a professional did an evaluation on him and found this out.

But he is on meds that help control issues and is one smart kid, so I don't show him too much about the car or one day, I'll hear it fired up and watch him tear down the street, which would be cool as long as he brings it back with gas in the cell and no cops following him :smt005
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#5 Post by wikd69 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:48 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:We took our son up to Hershey Medical Center to have his yearly checkup on his brain tumor and after 13 long years, the doctor cleared and discharged our son of any tumor issues.

After his first surgery, they removed 99.9% of the tumor, which was located on his brain stem and was approximately the size of a golf ball. There was a small portion that our doctor decided to let in there, because everytime he touch it, our son's heart would stop. So after a year, this small area started to get larger in size and they decided to use a procedure called the gama knife and we were hoping this would kill the remaining portion of the tumor.

So on Monday, the doctor told us, if after 13 years, that small area hasn't changed in size or shape, the gama knife did it's job and he is 100% clean.

He has officially been given the green light and was told no more doctors or mri's.....

YEAH :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
That is *awesome* news Bruce !!!! What a great thing to find out after all this time - good for your son and your family ! :thumb:
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#6 Post by Carolina Kid » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:03 pm

Great News!
Very Happy for your family!

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#7 Post by BracketNova » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:38 pm

Alright :thumb:
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#8 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:47 am

Thanks guys.

I've taken my anger and have turned it into something good and have been in contact with two members on YB, that are going through similar issues with their children. One guy, his son has cancer and he is going through treatment now and another guy, has a friend with a four year old that has a brain tumor.

Finally these terrible past memories are turned into something good and the thanks I get from these families out-weighs everything.

But just the thought of my boy driving my car scares the crap out of me..... :shock:

I'd rather have supernova or Mike Peters drive it... :smt005 :smt005 :smt005

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#9 Post by clutchdude » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:59 pm

That is some great news!!!

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#10 Post by apacheracing » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 am

WOW, That is great.

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#11 Post by Craig W. » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:25 pm

Awesome news indeed! God is good!
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#12 Post by 71 chevy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:42 pm

that is AMAZING news.

congratulations to you and your family.

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#13 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks guys, now if someone can give me instructions on the proper way to raise a teenage boy, I think I'll be set!

Boy if he doesn't take after his mother..... :pissed:
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#14 Post by wikd69 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:42 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Thanks guys, now if someone can give me instructions on the proper way to raise a teenage boy, I think I'll be set!

Boy if he doesn't take after his mother..... :pissed:
I'm raising a teenage girl. Not sure if I have more or less of a challenge... :mrgreen:
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