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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

An Answer to Some of Your Questions

Wow, thank you to everyone for your warm thoughts and prayers. Scott and I are blessed to have so many caring friends and family members.

Events leading up to the diagnosis: Scott had been having minor headaches for a month or so, increasing in frequency in the last month. He also had lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, some memory recall problems, and most recently trouble putting thoughts into words. When talking to him for a short time, you wouldn't notice but I noticed after being with him over the weekend. We decided that he should go to the ER on Sunday which is when we got the diagnosis.

Info about the tumor: The tumor is in the left side of his brain near areas that focus on language, memory, and some fine motor. It is called a primary intrinsic tumor. We won't know much about the malignancy of the tumor until the surgery as they cannot biopsy it until then. We will provide that information after the surgery on Friday.

Scott is in very good spirits, as many of you know when you talked to him. What we need from all of you is positive support and prayers. Thank you again for all your offerings for help and we will be in touch if/when it is needed.

Love, Julie

5 comments:

  1. Scott, Julie, Paige and JJ- my prayers and thoughts are with you cousin. Good luck and remember we love you, and we (or I) will be out to see you as soon as possible.
    -Adam

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  2. Anonymous10:49 PM

    Julie,
    Please send Scott our very best wishes for great good luck for his surgery on Fri. He is certainly in all our prayers.
    Love, Ethan, Pippa, Owen, Sue & Mike Kula
    I'm more than happy to pick up and watch Paige and the baby at any time you need, Julie. Call me anytime and I'll be there.
    908-221-0162
    Love, Sue (Lark) Kula

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  3. Dear Scott and Julie,
    I just wanted to let you both know we are praying for Scott to have a smooth and quick recovery after his surgery and that this will all be behind you soon. Stay strong and positive, and may God bless you and your family.

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  4. NANCY HOUSER11:56 AM

    SCOTT, JULIE AND FAMILY:

    PLEASE KEEP THE FAITH!!! I PRAY THAT GOD AND ALL THE POSITIVE SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL MAKE THIS DIFFICULT TIME FOR YOU ALL A LITTLE EASIER. SCOTT...HANG IN THERE AND PLEASE TRY TO KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP - IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR RECOVERY. OUR LOVE, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. "THE HOUSER FAMILY" .............

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  5. Anonymous9:02 PM

    Julie & Scott,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so glad to hear that the surgery went well...now we'll be praying for a continued positive and speedy recovery for Scott and for a benign result on the biopsy. Hang in there and stay strong...you will get through this.
    Love, Karen, Eric, Jess and Brooke

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