Guest Post by Ian Ricci
From Thursday morning of this past week to Saturday evening, Anna has been through the ringer. We all have. Friends, family, and loved ones have been following along this condensed roller coaster. Finding out you have a brain met was new for us. This would make the fifth location for cancer to appear in the last 2 and half years. It has definitely been the scariest.
Given I have slept about 10 hours over the last five days… I am going to keep this short. Anna had a single brain metastasis in her left posterior temporal lobe. It was just under 3.5cm in diameter…. I would compare it to a golf ball sized tumour. She was in surgery for about four hours. She is resting in the ICU now and should be home early this week.
I can’t express all the love, support, and general human greatness we have experienced over the last few days. It has been anything short of incredible. The staff at the three UHN hospitals have been wonderful, treating us with best in class care and tenderness throughout the process.
There is still lots ahead. I have confidence Anna will be back blogging in no time. I will be posting a more detailed blog later this week outlining how it all went down. These are direct orders from the boss.
All our love.
Ian and Anna