On November 20, 2016, Robert had a grand mal seizure which led to the discover of a brain tumor. After having a craniotomy on January 30, 2017, a biopsy was performed which revealed that he has an AA3 (Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3). He had 6 weeks of radiation/chemo and completed 6 rounds of chemo which ended October, 2017. He had his latest MRI in January, 2019 and everything is A-OK!!! His next MRI is scheduled for sometime in July.
In 2015/16, while living in San Francisco, he had 2 or 3 seizures before any of us knew what was going on. He thought he was just sleep walking because no one was there ot witness them. One of the things that happened during these 'sleep walking' events is he dislocated his shoulder which had subsequently become quite a problem, dislocating easily with only slight movements. (He got real good at popping it back in.) To fix this problem, he had shoulder surgery on January 25, 2019.
Robert is currently taking welding classes at ARC and driving LYFT at night. He's doing great!
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