My son Christopher had brain surgery when he was 6 months old to remove a brain tumor. At that time, they put tiny screws in his head to hold the pieces of bone in place. Recently, while we were at a pre-op appointment for a new growth on Chris's scalp, he was complaining of some pain in an unrelated place. It was the site of a past surgery. Upon further examination of the most recent CAT scans, the doctor finally concluded that Chris has a screw loose.
One of the little screws that was put in years ago during his brain surgery wiggled out of place. Not only can learning you might have a hereditary cancer syndrome leave you feeling a little screwy, it also helps us appreciate a bargain. For his next surgery we are getting a 2 for 1 deal, removing the growth on his scalp and the pesky hardware that's causing him pain.
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