I seldom post, but what the hell.
Considering that Outnfree is a person I have met in-person more than a couple of times, let me asure you, she's one of my absolute favourite persons that I've met via this forum.
I stand by that.
I'm pleased that the information that I have read regarding the upcoming operation for Lena is something that is identifiable, as well as something that the surgeon is skilled with.
(((Outnfree))) as I have shared with you in e-mail about my friend (Robert) who passed away very suddenly a couple of years ago (neurofibromytosis), his sudden death due to a brain aneurysm were brought on by a hereditary predisposition. Unfortunately, they missed the tumour which caused his demise. With Lena and yourself, you are on top of this. Well read and investigating this 'lesion' etcetera.
You all did the right thing. You're also in a great place (Greater Detroit), where some phenominal medical procedures have taken place, not to mention excellent hospitals and world-renowned medical teams.
I suspect, our beloved 'kidneybean' (Jann) has been an incredible asset during this very trying time. She's one helluva woman, I really and truly admire and respect her. You've got a good friend in her. Jann's an amazing person.
I'm confident that Lena will be fine. Mind you, spending your 19th birthday under one of those damn awful hats (hospital caps)...oops, not to mention the gowns, will probably make Lena's eyes roll...but she'll be in good hands. It'll be a grueling 6-7 hours, but she'll pull through. I'm not only positive in my thoughts about this, I'm damn sure she'll be looking at you on the day after surgery, asking for some goodies of some sort.
Psst!!! Canucks: get ready to send her some Canuck goodies.
Tell Lena, next time she's in Toronto, she'll get a pint of tasty Canuck beer, courtesy of Ray.
But that has to wait until, post-operative recuperation measures have been followed.
Worse comes to worse, I'll go to Windsor, and get you folks to cross the river and we'll spoil her on the Canuck side of the Detroit River.
Lots of Love,
PS: If you haven't met Outnfree, let me assure you, she's one helluva woman. Oh yeah, the pending divorce...men...she's a hottie. (Slapped by Brenda and all the women of SE Michigan)