I promise I got this

I promise I got this

Joe

Summer 2014 I was getting very bad headaches and neck pain. I went to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where CT scan was done. I was told I had migraines one time then I had a stroke and finally was told I had sinus problems. No one knew what they were looking at, and finally I was referred to a Dr. Rosenblum in Shewsbury. He sent me for numerous test and scans to find that I had a Clivus Chordoma (rare form of bone cancer). I went a specialist in Newark who was clueless. We were referred to a Dr. Bruce at Columbia in NYC.

I was given all the options but in my mind I wanted it out, it was in a touchy spot I was told I might not make it or might have some type of disabilities after surgery. In my mind, I looked at my wife kids family and friends and said, “I got this.”

I had my surgery and left the hospital after 2 days when they said I would be there for 5/7 days. I had gamma knife radiation and I’m doing fine. The only problem I have is the very bad headaches still, and I am being treated for till this day.

Don’t give up

Joe

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