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    Default Hey all I'm having brain surgery on Tuesday

    Hey guys, I know I haven't been around much lately, but school, school, caoching and my wife having some medical issues has me swamped. Anyway, I am having brain surgery on Tueday to remove a non-malignant tumor that I've been carrying around for a while. It is right on the surface of my brain and under my skull, so it should be pretty non-invasive.

    I'm going to ask that you keep my wife in your thoughts and prayers more than myself. I'm not worried but she is really stressed. I can't wait for Tuesday to get overwith for her sake. Anyway, thanks in advance and I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving if you celebrate it and a wonderful week!

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    I'll have you both in my thoughts! How long will you be in recovery?
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    I'll have you both in my thoughts! How long will you be in recovery?
    I'm not sure how long it will take for me to get up and around, but I'm not going back to my teaching position until January. I'm really going to miss my class and my team.

    If anyone has any idea how long recovery from something like this takes I'd love to hear it.

    Thanks for all the well wishes!

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    Keeping you all in my thoughts!

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    Good luck Ken, I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you.


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    Good luck!

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    Good thoughts heading your way!

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    Will do. Good luck!
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    Good Luck!
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    Both of you are in my prayers. Best of luck to both of you sir.

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    We'll be thinking of you and your family Ken.

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    Wow, that really sucks, especially having to go into surgery right before Thanksgiving.

    Good luck!

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    I've always thought you needed another hole in your head.

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    Many thoughts/prayers/smoke/goodvibes headed your way.

    I've been under the knife several times and it is always scary. Just remember, most doctors are in the good habit of keeping their patients in full understanding of risks and consequences.

    That means that if your doctors are 100% confident that what they are doing is simple and routine, then you should be confident too. Sounds like they are, which is good news.
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    He is a really good guy. He is from Chicago, graduated from U of Iowa, IUPUI, and got his medical degree from IU. We sat and talked for a long time on each appointment and he answered my wife's questions, she is a nurse, to her satisfaction. My two quiestions were: 1. Can you record the procedure or at least take a pic. He said he would take a pic to the joy of my 6th graders. 2. Would the metal mesh/plate be magnetic? No to that since it is titanium.

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    2. Would the metal mesh/plate be magnetic? No to that since it is titanium.
    I've been off PD for a week and a half and just saw your post. Glad you're doing fine friend. Hope you got to see your Sycamores on ESPN2 this weekend as they represented themselves well for a national audience.

    While you'll not be able to stick paper clips to your head the one side effect of the titanium is interesting. My Mrs. has a titanium plate in her neck and everytime we go through a metal detector it sets off the machine. So... don't be surprised and or embarassed the next time you go to a National Museum or such the alarm goes off. Yes, they'll actually have to get out the wand and run it over your head.
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    So... don't be surprised and or embarassed the next time you go to a National Museum or such the alarm goes off. Yes, they'll actually have to get out the wand and run it over your head.
    Tell them it's your bomb hatch. Security folks LOVE jokes like that.

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    God bless and keep you both, Ken.

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    So you can do human torpedo, super head bash, and other cool superhero moves once the titanium is installed?
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    Titanium mesh head plate?

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    Wishing you guys well and best of luck with your surgery.

    God bless and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Ken.

    Look forward to hearing from you as soon as you are able.
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    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Ken.

    Look forward to hearing from you as soon as you are able.
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    Thoughts are with you Ken.

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    I will keep you in my prayers for a full recovery.

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    good luck buddy.
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    Here's thinking of you kid.






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