Surgeries are seldom without risk, and there was a chance that Arthur’s vision wouldn’t improve, or may be lost altogether. But removing the meningioma was integral to his survival. As a father of five, and grandfather of nine children, he and Judy decided to get through this surgery as swiftly as possible.
After twelve hours in the surgical theater, Arthur awoke and met with Dr. Nakaji who, with a smile, said, “Arthur, I got it all.”
During the surgery, Judy and her family coped with the uncertainty and emotionally taxing wait by planning a celebration of life for Arthur upon his release. Once he had made it home, Arthur became an active participant in the planning and then hosted the event, where he both sang a love song he had written for his beloved wife and played his original composition, “Tsunami,” for the 70 well-wishers and supporters, including Dr. Nakaji.