As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 1

Over the years I have told this story quite a few times.  At restaurants, friend’s homes, men’s retreats, camping trips and many other places.   There have been a number of times where I start telling the story to one person and soon find myself surrounded by people all tentatively listening. These attentive listeners will Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 2

Ok, where was I?  Oh yeah……… So all this laughing is going on.  As this is getting worse and worse,  things in my life start to fall apart around me.  My relationships are stressed because people think I’m a little strange (OK very strange if not crazy). My relationship with my fiancee (yes, I asked Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 3

I’m back with Part 3.  At this point in the story,  things start to get REALLY interesting…….  Before I delve into the rest of the story,  I need to give you some history about myself.  First of all, up until this point in my life,  I was hardly ever sick.  I never broke a bone. Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 4

Hello again!  Where was I?  Oh yeah, around this time, my younger brother came out to visit me from Buffalo NY.  I hadn’t seen him in awhile and he decided to come out to Boston for a visit.  We had a lot of fun while he was here but it was interesting because the whole Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 5

Here we are at Part 5 in the story………….A couple of days after the whole “LensCrafters” experience,  I decided to go get some Chinese food with a good musician friend of mine down in Boston. We met down in Chinatown in Boston for a late dinner. During dinner,  I told him about all the things Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 6

I’ll do my best in this next part of the story to recount things in the proper order.  To be honest,  the next few parts of the story are a little vague and cloudy in my memory. I remember meeting with a Doctor to have the talk you have before a major surgery.  His name Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 7

Well………..where were we?  Oh yeah, in Mass General Hospital waiting for my next surgery.  As I remember,  it was 2-3 days later.   They came to get me for the surgery and it was an emotional time.  This was the big surgery where they were messing with nerves, arteries and not to mention my brain. Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 8

Ok, on with the story.  If you’ve read parts 1-7 you know I’ve been through quite the ordeal so far.  It’s over now.  I can move on.  I can start living my life again and not worry about what’s wrong with me or what surgery I need next.  This was in the fall of 1995 Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 9

Ok,  I have my emotions contained again and can go on with the story…….  After the doctor told me I couldn’t play the saxophone again, I think I was in a bit of a shock.  After a while, I started to feeling pretty depressed.  I remember my friends and family coming in and trying to Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 10

In this next part of the story,  we need to skip ahead a few years.  Just so you are clear on the time line,  I had the brain tumor symptoms from 1993-1995.  I had the brain surgery in August of 1995.  I had bacterial meningitis in August of 1996.  The second brain surgery in September Read More…

As Funny as a Brain Tumor! Part 11

After the Proton Beam Radiation treatment I quickly jumped back into things.  It was about a month later,  that I was on a gig playing my sax when I got this excruciating pain in my jaw.    I had to stop playing my solo and I just held my jaw for a second and then Read More…

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