One Year after brain surgery

Posted: May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I don’t normally like to share personal experiences with people.  But here goes.  A little over a year ago I had a tumor removed from my pituitary gland. This gland is at the base of your brain attached to your spinal cord.  I have had a 100% recovery. God still performs miracles.

I was operated on by a skillful surgeon, Dr. Mamelak at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  He was able to extract the tumor through my nasal cavity and nose without requiring the removal of the top of my skull.  Thank God for the dedication and wisdom of our medical experts in America.  There is a reason that people from around the world come to America for medical treatment.

I was operated on in March of 2012.  I had a most op MRI 3 months later that detected another tumor on my pituitary gland.  I was not too happy to say the least.  Dr. Mamelak decided to wait another three months to see how aggressive the tumor was.  In January of 2013 I had two more MRI’s.  They both showed there was no tumor.  A person can say this was no miracle or you can believe that God is still in the miracle business.  I chose to believe the latter.  I also believe that God performs his miracles in ways that allow people to exercise their faith to believe.  God is a good God.


  1. raehering says:


    Thank you for sharing your powerful and personal story about your miraculous healing. This is amazing and I’m so happy to hear you are ALIVE!

    I am a songwriter and written a song about healing that I thought you may get something out of. It’s a version of “Ave Maria,” found on my blog:


  2. Steve Spatola says:

    Darrell, I also believe in the miracles of God! We have been praying for your recovery too. Please pray for MGySgt Rick Pittman, Franklin HS 1963. He had his left lower leg removed from the diabetes disease he likely got in Viet Nam. he’s been in St. Joe’s Hospital since the end of March. Steve

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