Category Archive: SCT Adult Stories

Sep 11 2012

Joel’s Story

wisnerj@unlv.nevada.edu Age: 51 City/State: Las Vegas, NV Type: Astrocytoma, C2 – C5 Hospital: Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD Neurosurgeon: Dr. George Jallo Surgery: February 2004 Radiation/ chemo: No Joel’s Story My story begins in the summer of 1995–I had a great job (assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, …

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Sep 11 2012

Jody’s Story

Jody@jodygomez.com Age: 40 City/State: Murrieta, CA Type: Myxopapillary Ependymoma L4-5 & S1 Hospital: Kaiser Permanente, Lakeview Med Ctr, Anaheim, CA Neurosurgeon: Dr. William So Surgery: February 1990 Radiation/ Chemo: No Jody’s Story I tend to become so focused on getting to the end of a road that I fail to see what miracles take place …

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Sep 11 2012

Joanne’s Story

Joanne.Jaeger@inginvestment.com Age: 42 City/State: Yonkers, NY Type: Solitary Fibrous Ependymoma T2 Hospital: Beth Israel North, NY Neurosurgeon: Dr. Fred Epstein Surgery: June 1999 Radiation/ Chemo: No Joanne’s Story I was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor in late May 1999. I had surgery three days after my diagnosis, and my life was changed considerably. Here …

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Sep 11 2012

Jennifer’s Story

Email: Not listed Age: 33 City/State: Calgary, Canada Type: not yet determined, T1 – T12 Hospital: Beth Israel Hospital, NY Neurosurgeon: Dr. Fred Epstein Surgery: None Radiation/ Chemo: No Jennifer’s Story I received my diagnosis of a spinal cord lesion at the age of 27. I was leaving on a trip to S. America on …

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Sep 11 2012

Jefferson’s Story

Jeffersonht@cs.com Age: 68 City/State: Clayton, WA Type: Benign cervical tumor C5-C6 Hospital: Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA Neurosurgeon: Dr. Alfred Kessler Surger:y: May 13, 1958 Radiation/Chemo: No Jefferson’s Story Hello, my name is Jeff for short, my age is 68, I am semi retired, and a SCT survivor for about 54 years. In January …

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Sep 11 2012

Jack K.’s Story

jackkivik@rogers.com Age: 50 City/State: Ontario, Canada Type: Intramedually Ependymoma, C4 – C6 Hospital: St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada Neurosurgeon: Dr. W. Tucker Surgery: November 2002 80% resection Radiation/ Chemo: No Jack K.’s Story Although Dr. Tucker feels that the history of my tumour dates to a maximum 24 months prior to my surgery, I had …

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Sep 11 2012

Ida’s Story

ida_bostian@yahoo.com Age: 35 City/State: San Jose, CA Type: Myxopapillary ependymoma C7, T2, T5, T6, T9-T11, L1-L6 Hospital: University Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT Neurosurgeon: Dr. Randy Jensen Surgery: April 2000 & July 2000 Radiation/ Chemo: None Ida’s Story After 5+ years of back pain, I was diagnosed in April 2000 with several spinal cord …

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Sep 11 2012

Holly’s Story

wheeliegirl@prodigy.net Age: 38 City/State: Fullerton, CA Type: Lipoma & Schwanoma, T2 – T5 Hospital: St. Joseph’s Orange CA & St. Juden, Fullerton, CA Neurosurgeon: Dr. Jhinho Kim Surgery: 1996 Radiation/ Chemo: No Holly’s Story In 1996 a friend of mine told me that he noticed I was walking funny. Once he pointed it out, I …

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Sep 11 2012

Hisashi’s Story

caabb2255@docomo.ne.jp Age: 56 Country: Ibaraki ,Japan Type: Benign fibrous nerve tumorS2-S3 Hospital: Mito Kyoudo Hospital – Mito city/Japan Neurosurgeon: Dr.Usumoto Surgery: 1996 Radiation/Chemo: No Hisashi’s Story Hello! I am Hisashi, Japanese male in Japan. I felt a backache in February 1992. I thought that it was common muscular pain. But it became worse gradually. I …

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Sep 11 2012

Gina’s Story

mimbi@aol.com Age: 22 City/State: Highland, CA Type: Astrocytoma/Oligodendroglia, T10 – T11 Hospital: Loma Linda Univ. Hospital University of CA. Neurosurgeon: Not listed Surgery: 1993 and 1995 Radiation/ Chemo: No Gina’s Story Hi! My name is Gina, I am 22 years old and I have had 3 surgeries on my back. My first one was in …

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