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katakowsj  ·  271 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour

Holy cow. That’ s a pretty sucky thing to deal with. I hope you’re happy with your medical care. I’v been surviving a relatively nasty astrocytoma since April of 2012. I’ve been exclusively at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI for all of my care. The people there are amazingly practiced and at the top of their field, bar none. My brother, mk, used to work on the Neuroscience Research floor at Henry Ford and connected me with some amazing doctors. Being 15 months older than mk, I sometimes joke to friends that as I was an ass at times to him growing up, he may have brought some tumor home and gave it to me in a brownie or something,. The reality is that @Mk’s@help has allowed me to manage a pretty nasty disease and to keeep living as a husband, father of two wonderful kids , and also remain cognizant enough to be a teacher of the hormonally-impaired (middle school math teacher). Your attitude is amazing. I have a mind to share your story,and even your video,with my middle schoolers on Monday. We wrapped up “Growth Mindset Friday” at 3PM today and hearing your story and hopeful approach can set many of them in to see that graphing linear equations is relatively a tiny challenge.

Please keep Hubski updated to your health status. You may want to do a search for my primary doctor, he’s a very Canadian, (kind and polite) guy at the top of his field. Second to none.