Today marks the one-year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. The irony? I was diagnosed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2012. The cause for celebration? My favorite team, the San Francisco 49’ers, are playing for the championship in 2013. I think it’s a sign that we’ve both had an amazing year.
I have discovered so much over the past year about what compassion, support, and love mean. I want to thank the universe for blessing me with this opportunity to learn. Family and friends have rallied behind me. People I don’t even know have been offering prayers, positive healing energy, and financial support to help me continue moving down the healing path. I am very grateful for all of you who have been cheering for me up in the football stands.
My diagnosis came after I started having seizures at the end of January 2012. Epilepsy runs in my family, so I wasn’t overly surprised. However, I woke up on Super Bowl Sunday with a huge bump on my forehead, my tongue was severely bitten, and I didn’t know where I was. I had experienced a grand mal seizure. My partner Shannon knew it was time to go to the ER. I was given a CT scan and an MRI. They revealed that I had a 6 cm brain tumor on the left side of my brain, located in the frontal and temporal lobes. [Read more...]