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04/10/2007 08:42:24 AM · #1
I am reaching out to my friends and fellow photographers and asking for your prayers and positive thoughts.

About a month ago I started to have some really bad headaches, to make a long story story short after a series of tests and scans I have been diagnosed with a brain tumor specifically on my pituatary gland.

The pituitary is a pea-sized organ in the center of the brain above the back of the nose. It makes hormones that affect other glands and many body functions. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancer). My tumor is about the size of a golf ball.

The hard thing is my tumor is causing constant headaches and some vision loss, so I have opted to have surgery to have it removed because I am no loger allowed to drive my car or work at my day job. My surgery is scheduled for next Thursday April 19th.

I am asking for your prayers and positive thoughts during my surgery and after care, recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks post surgery. I apologize for the depressing story but I really need support right now, thanks for taking the time to listen.

Bob Daveant

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Message edited by author 2007-04-10 08:46:13.
04/10/2007 08:44:23 AM · #2
Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
04/10/2007 08:47:20 AM · #3
Pray that it goes well and the surgeon gets the entire tumor and after 4-6 weeks this will all just be a bad dream and another life story to tell.

Message edited by author 2007-04-10 08:48:13.
04/10/2007 08:57:20 AM · #4
my thoughts and prayers are with you. please keep us posted.
04/10/2007 09:01:47 AM · #5
sending warm thoughts and hugs for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!
04/10/2007 09:03:48 AM · #6
You will have my constant thoughts and prayers throughout, Bob. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you as well. Keep us posted...
04/10/2007 09:04:53 AM · #7
Wishing you all the best for your surgery mate and the best thing to do now is to relax yourself, try some YOGA and meditation (Im not joking Im serious it's VERY good for mind/body/soul)

I feel totally positive that we will soon have you back snapping away like a trojan warrior.

NAM-MYO-HO-RENGE-KYO
04/10/2007 09:09:56 AM · #8
my thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob!
04/10/2007 09:11:11 AM · #9
Bob
I have 2 friends who have had the same surgery and are doing fine today. I will be praying yours goes as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your shots in the challenges to come.
04/10/2007 09:18:32 AM · #10
my thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob. i know God will hold you in His healing embrace and that everything will be just fine. keep us updated, ok? *hugs*
04/10/2007 09:19:31 AM · #11
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bob. If you need anything let me know.
04/10/2007 09:29:05 AM · #12
Bob, many prayers to you for a speedy recovery. It's comforting to hear that it is operable and are able to remove it. From what I've read, some brain tumors are inoperable due to being in an extremely delicate area. Also, keep comfort in knowing that brain tumors rarely metastasize, and do not spread throughout the body like other tumors. Keep your spirits high, and please keep us informed of how you're doing.
04/10/2007 09:31:36 AM · #13
Good luck with the surgery and the recovery - just think how much nicer it's going to be without those annoying headaches!
04/10/2007 09:32:20 AM · #14
Prayers for your peace and calm during this and for a most speedy recover. Prayers to give your surgeons and doctors healing hands and wisdom. Best of wishes.
S
04/10/2007 09:51:16 AM · #15
I will add you to my prayers for a speedy recovery and for God to guide teh surgeon's hands and also ask to add you to the prayer list at church.

Di

04/10/2007 09:54:22 AM · #16
Just chiming in to wish you all the best and a speedy recovery :)

-dave
04/10/2007 09:55:15 AM · #17
Hope it goes okay!
I kind of know how you feel. My little brother was born without a putitary gland.
04/10/2007 09:56:08 AM · #18
You will be in my prayer.
04/10/2007 09:56:32 AM · #19
I will pray for you!! Hope everything will be okay!
04/10/2007 10:04:13 AM · #20
You'll be in my prayers too! And best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!
04/10/2007 10:07:14 AM · #21
Prayers and kind thoughts are in your way. Be strong and this will be another anecdote for your grandchildren.
04/10/2007 10:19:00 AM · #22
You have our sympathy and well wishes - here's to a speedy and uneventful recovery.
04/10/2007 10:22:12 AM · #23
Sending prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Hang in there...just focus on how wonderful it will be with no more headaches or vision problems.
04/10/2007 05:12:55 PM · #24
Thank you to everyone on your kind words and thoughts it means a lot to me.
04/10/2007 05:17:57 PM · #25
...adding my words to let you know you're in my thoughts and prayers.
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