Life Ain't Fair, Folks.

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For many of my long time readers, they know that I started this blog when my father passed away. There were multiple reasons, like my interest in writing about Hoboken. Part of it was cathartic, and part of it was a way that I wanted to write as a form of understanding myself better, and letting my family, friends....and complete strangers to know, too.

I found out this week that my mother has giloma, or commonly known as brain cancer.

Shocked? Absolutely.

My mother never drank. She never smoked. She wasn't overweight. For all intents and purposes, she wouldn't be someone in a high risk category for brain cancer, in my opinion.

But life isn't fair like that. The deadly diseases of the world don't pick and choose. If that were the case, she wouldn't be the one to get this.

What we know is that she has a tumor. It's located on the brain stem. She's getting opinions from doctors at Johns Hopkins next week. We aren't sure the grade of the tumor, and finding out now the best course of action - chemotherapy, radiation, surgery?

There's also the possibility of no action. This tumor was found because of a brief stroke-like episode she had while in her home. They did some tests and that's how they discovered it, doing a contrasting dye MRI.

I'm sure i'll write more as I know more. Right now i'm a mix of emotions. The logical side of me is just looking at the situation, and planning the best course of action. Get all the information we can...figure out the best method to combat it, and go from there. And stay positive.

I'm hoping for a break from life....for once.

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