Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's the size of a baseball . . .

You ever notice that nobody ever gets tumors "the size of a football?"

My friend and colleague Ben, pastor of the local UMC congregation, called 911 Sunday morning with stroke symptoms.

Turns out that he didn't have a stroke after all (that's the good news).

Instead, he has a baseball-sized tumor on the right side of his head.

That's the bad news. The other good news is that it's classified as benign.

He was taken to St. Pats in the Big City where they've been giving him anti-inflammatory meds to try and reduce the swelling. If that's successful, then they will operate Thursday (tomorrow) and work to remove the tumor.

Prayers for Ben, his family and his congregation.


Jane Ellen+ | 7:56 PM, March 18, 2009  

Tumors the size of a football do happen, unfortunately... but they are more rare, as folks usually discover them before they have that long to grow.

Having also had a baseball-sized (thankfully benign) tumor removed, I can empathize with Ben's circumstances. He's in prayer here-- especially tomorrow.

ultraspy | 11:16 PM, March 18, 2009  

Whoah ... I'm vacillating between horrified and thankful. I'll be praying for Ben, the fam, and church. By the way, I really love that you added "annoyances" as a tag. Your tags make me laugh.

Padre Mickey | 9:08 PM, March 21, 2009  

This is why I don't follow desportes.

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