Just read this on another forum : " For all the fans of Billm Audio who were worried, Bill posted this on his Facebook page yesterday and thought I would share. "I’m celebrating! Back in January, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. My latest MRI scan shows a mere shadow of what was left over after a tricky operation, thanks to radiation and chemotherapy, then a cool non-chemo drug, Avastin. After this, my fourth round of Avastin, I’ll probably be cancer-free. The cancer is a fast-growing, deadly bugger, glioblastoma multiforme. I had the MRI that detected it on a Friday, had it removed on Monday. Post-op, I needed physical therapy (which I called Walking School) and speech therapy, because one oddity of my ambidexterity is that my speech center is distributed over both sides of my brain and the two weren’t collaborating because the tumor was located in the right parietal lobe, right where the two halves communicate. I also lost the senses of touch and temperature on most of my left side, but my motor functions were intact. That led to some funny stories. Senses, including proprioception, are improving daily. My families (personal, church, choir, chorus, close friends) knew about it, of course, but I didn’t post about it because I knew from the outset that I was going to be OK, even though the online medical articles and statistics about survival are hardly encouraging. I told one of my friends who is steeped in statistical knowledge, that I intended to be an outlier, and she replied, “That is so like you.” But early in the game, the one phrase I didn’t want to hear was, “Oh, Bill, I’m *so* sorry,” no matter how heartfelt, no matter how well-intentioned. Think of it this way: If I said I was going to climb Everest, you might tell me I was crazy, but you wouldn’t say, “I’m so sorry!” Besides, it’s turned out to be much more akin to climbing Kilimanjaro: exhausting, but you can walk the entire way. I have an amazing support team, including a neurosurgeon who helped develop the microsurgical instruments that enabled the tumor removal, the oncologist who is did the experiments that set dosage, frequency, etc. of Avastin for brain tumors, and a dedicated army of other doctors, PAs, and nurses. My families are there for me, too—my immediate family, my church/choir family, my Starlite Chorale family, my family of close friends, and people with whom I’ve commiserated. Some of them want to discuss the healing technology, others inquire after my mental and spiritual health. Still others pray fervently for me. I answer their prayers with my own, one of deepest, humbling gratitude." Here's wishing Bill all the best for a full recovery !