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So as some of you know, I was supposed to be sailing this past Friday. That didn't happen. Friday morning as were getting ready to set out I suffered a seizure at my desk on the ship. I was immediately whisked off to sick bay and put in an EKG. TIe immediate worry was either a heart attack or a stroke. Neither one was the culprit. So an ambulance was called and I was sent to the hospital. I was given a cat scan which revealed the cause. I have a brain tumor on my right hemisphere the size of a small lemon. Yesterday morning I was given an MRI scan which gave the neural medicine team enough info that by 1 pm I was in the OR and my head was opened for 3 biopsy samples to be taken for analysis. I get the results by Wed. I am out on an evening pass tonight but report back tomorrow for a consultation. I will most likely be in surgery later this week and a lengthy recover process. I have a number of good things on my side. Both the MRI and the robot probe the doctors used in my skull (yes I was wide awake for that) showed that the tumor is self contained on the surface of my right hemispherical lobe. There are no tendrils or streamers.Also my white cell count is good. Also, my neurologist is perhaps North America's if not the worlds best. Dr. Ivar Mendez. This guy is a pioneer and has been featured on the Discover Channel. I am in wonderful hands with his team. Headless to say I will be out of commission for a time. So if you have any prayers, rituals whatever for healing don't hesitate to send them my way. I don't know when I will be able to give you any updates, so I will sea you when I see you. Do me a favor and give your loved ones a hug for me. Because you never know when something big comes up and bites you in the ass.. Love you all.. Rick.