I had heard stories about friends who had friends with brain tumors. Some required people to feed them, while others could not see or talk in a way that made sense.
That's why when I heard a year-ago that I had a brain tumor, my heart skipped a few beats and my thoughts became focused like a laser. It was all part of a series of experiences with my right eye where they lens in my right eye kept falling off its perch and it would be put back-up. After the recovery, my vision was worse, instead of better.
I got a MRI which showed a 6 mm. meningioma on the back of the right side of the brain. After that I went to a whole series of opthalmologists who had sub-specialties, including neurology. The conclusion was that it was benign. The next point of concern was whether it would grow.
Last Wednesday, I had a MRI and I got the results back this morning. The medical assistant for my primary care provider said that the test found that it hadn't grown. That's one item I can take off the worry list.
What did I learn? Life is fragile. I know that I have one more big reason to praise God. My anthem in the last year has been Matt Redman's song "10,000 Reasons." I have one more reason to praise his name and this is a big one.