A week before Christmas 2010, I had a full on seizure leading to my diagnosis of a brain tumor. Nothing in my life before that night ever gave me an indication of this. A month later in Seattle, I underwent a debulking surgery that removed roughly forty percent of my tumor.
Three months out, my latest MRI revealed slight regrowth, and I have recently been advised to undergo another surgery to remove more of my tumor. The first surgery didn't slow me down much. My recovery has been very quick. Having a good attitude and getting back to ranching has made me feel very normal again. I am ready to get after it again - get my hood opened back up and remove some more. Overall, things could be a lot worse, and many have life a lot tougher than I do. I have had a great life so far; with modern medicine, I plan on enjoying it a lot more.
If I was to give anyone else diagnosed with a brain tumor advice, it would be to just continue to be positive and live your life like you are going to be around for a long time. Days may be rough, but keep doing something that you enjoy to do.