Surgery Update

Michael is out of surgery and recovering nicely in the PACU while waiting to get a bed in the ICU. Dr Liau said the surgery went well. She was able to get the majority of the tumor. The initial pathology confirmed that it is either a grade 3 or 4 Glioma. We will have final pathology in about 2 weeks and will then meet with his neuro oncologist. Dr Liau said that Michael is “such a pleasant man” 😉 He woke up from surgery and wanted to hold her hand. Apparently he was charming the nurses too! His first request was to get his catheter out!😊 Will update later once we can see him! Thank you for all the prayers❤️❤️❤️


  • Todd Shadley

    Praying for you and your family! Following from Kalamazoo, MI! Keep attacking the good and bad days with the same enthusiasm a Michigan man would! Go Blue!!!!

  • Cindy Hammond

    Thank you for the update, Lori!

    You have all been in so many of our prayers! I emailed earlier today so will keep it short but know that my prayers continue.

    Praise God for a successful surgery!

    God loves His children!

    Cindy Hammond
    EKHS ’82

  • Susan Lanphier

    So grateful to hear this good news. Prayers continue for all of you and a speedy recovery. Sending big hugs to you Lori, Michael and the family.

  • Leslie Coulson

    Look at that brother of mine…still with the thumbs up in ICU right after brain surgery! So proud of you bro and as I’ve said before, you and Lori and those precious kids literally have an army of supporters from across the country cheering you on (and many thanks to my classmate Cindy, the prayer warrior and cancer survivor, for being among them). Praise God for what he has done and will continue to do in your life. You are so loved and cherished!!

  • Susan and Rami

    So very happy to hear that the surgery went well – hooray!!! Michael is a trooper most definitely – I’m sure the staff noticed that immediately! Keep the posts coming…we are anxiously awaiting to hear how he’s doing post-op. Hugs and prayers to you all!!!

  • Jim Flaggert

    Lori, Thank you very much for the update.

    Michael, I’m so happy that you are on this side of surgery. We are thinking about you all the time and praying for strength and healing for you from Seattle. I hope that you get some well deserved rest tonight brother.

    Jim Flaggert

  • Kevin Rooker

    To the Coulson Clan:
    Although we have not met, I am a member of Pacific Coast Church and have been receiving the prayer requests for Michael. I recently beat throat cancer and was blessed to feel the true power of prayer from my church family and friends. I wanted to reach out and let you know that I am praying for Michael and the family and will continue to pray that God will give Michael continued strength and comfort and that he will work through the Doctors to eliminate the cancer. Praise God for a successful surgery!
    Kevin Rooker

  • Carol Lamendola

    I’m so happy to hear that surgery went well and Michael’s recovery will be next. I was flying home to New Jersey from CO, while Mike was in the operating room. It was tough being out of touch. But thankfully, Mike’s Mom Donna and sister Leslie had the updates waiting for me on my arrival. So very very thankful. God speed dear Nephew.

  • Beth Bousley

    Thank you for the honor and privilege of allowing us to support you in this journey. Praying for all of you. God can and will work miracles! Beth (Old ATT buddy :))

  • Reza

    Thanks for update Lori.

    We wish him a fast and full tumor free recover.

    My brother (34 yrs) also has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor.
    He is going to start his treatment this Saturday.

    My family and I keep you guys in our prayers.

    Reza and Family

  • Kailan J Staal

    Hi Michael,

    I am so sorry for all that you are going through. It is so beautiful to see you surrounded by so much love and care from friends and family. I don’t think I’ve seen you since I was maybe 4 years old? My dad (Mark Staal) let me know how you were doing and I just wanted to write to say hello, to wish you the absolute very best, to send my prayers and angels to be with you.

    My dad reminded me of how you played goalie with me at Uncle Chuck’s house when I was 4 yrs old – little paper triangle footballs that you flick into the goal of the opponent’s hands. I’ve loved that game since!!! Thank you for that fun day.

    Lots of love,

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