As many of you know by now, Gail has been diagnosed with a frontal lobe brain tumor. She was diagnosed on Wednesday, April 1, when co-workers discovered she couldn't talk (a big red flag if you know Gail!). After a few hours in the ER at Memorial Hermann and several tests, they found the culprit to be a large tumor that had apparently been there a long time.
With some medication to reduce swelling, she is talking again, feeling good given the circumstances, and is back at work. Unfortunately, she can't drive for six months! Her surgery to remove the tumor is scheduled for April 22 at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Until then, we're all just waiting.
Various family and friends will continue to update this blog throughout Gail's progress. You'll probably even get some posts from Gail herself. In the meantime, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She is very hopeful about the treatment that lies ahead.
Many of you have generously offered to help out with rides, meals, etc. during this time. We have set up an online calendar where you can sign up to help the Goodwins in a variety of ways. Please visit: http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/613105/ and sign up to be a member if you'd like to.
That's all for now. Thanks for all of the support and concern. Feel free to leave comments, etc. on this blog. If Gail doesn't check them herself, we'll make sure she gets all of your messages.
Sara Farris (co-worker/friend)