Drummer for 'Loose Chains' joins researchers, physicians, neurosurgeons and other brain tumor survivors June 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It is not uncommon for musicians to have to work around scheduling conflicts, but Eddie Cleland, drummer for "Loose Chains" and two other bands, had to adjust his calendar to accommodate brain tumor surgery, which was performed by Keith Black, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Cleland will be one of the featured speakers at a brain tumor conference on Saturday, June 13, at Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium. He will speak on resuming life after a brain tumor.
On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Cleland thought he might be having a stroke as he stepped out of bed because the left side of his body was extremely weak. His wife, Stephanie, called 911, and even though Cleland was feeling better by the time paramedics arrived, they took him to the nearest hospital for evaluation. The emergency room physician first suspected he was having a panic attack, but Cleland, a self-described "pretty mellow guy," didn't think so, and when his hand started to twitch during the evaluation, a CT scan was ordered. It showed a mass deep within Cleland's brain.
The neurosurgeon who evaluated Cleland told him that although the tumor was causing mild seizures, it was not immediately life threatening. Cleland was released from the local hospital with anti-seizure medication and instructions to follow up with a brain tumor specialty center. Friends of friends referred him
|SOURCE Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|
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