Operation Day

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(Yes, adding this afterward…)  Day of my surgery.  Here’s what the surgeons and hospital call it: Awake left temporal stereotactic craniotomy with tractography for resection of temporal insular glioma. The operation ended up taking about 12 hours I’ve been told.  I know it was hard for my husband and my mom to wait in a small room for all that…

Gail's Diary

Diary: Sun, 21 Aug 2016

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Yesterday was a good day overall. Got stuff done out back, cleaning in bedroom… Had a great Thai dinner and watched the sunset at Crystal Beach. Until last night going to bed when I realized it was Saturday and the operation is in a couple of days. I just got, well, scared. That is what is really scary to me….

Crystal Beach Sunset

Sunset Beauty

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My mother is staying with us, so we went to a yummy Thai food dinner, then over to pretty Crystal Beach to watch the sunset.  I always take a lot of photos, but I must say, this sunset came out as perfection!! I’m ready for my surgery in three days, even though I’m nervous.

Gail's Diary

Diary: Sat, 20 Aug 2016

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It’s been just over two weeks since I was diagnosed as having a brain tumor.  Wow.  Now, I understand why I haven’t written anything in an overwhelming situation.  Also, finally remembering that writing has helped me so much over the years. Yes, I have a brain tumor.  I have to use this space as a mental clear out.  So there…

IV Bruises

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Wow!  Been a few days home, and this arm doesn’t want to heal!  It’s from all the individual shots and intravenous treatments I received at the hospital.  It’s tender, but overall not too bad.  I just don’t want to touch it and make the bruise larger!

Smart Living Home & Garden

New Job

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So excited!  I recently started my new position, E-Commerce Manager, at Smart Living Home & Garden.  I’m still updating and re-learning a lot of things on the wholesale side.  Weird, that I’ve been in retail for over 10 years at Target and before that was in wholesale for many years at Calvin Klein in NYC.  I missed the wholesale a…