Message from Facebook from Ty Oppenlander

HortonHorton Posts: 23,018 Administrator
edited June 9 in Breaking News
Ty Oppenlander
I have a brain tumor.

Yes it's true. It's big, 3.2 centimeters, and it's in a tough spot, on my brain stem. It's very rare, less than 2% of all brain tumors. I am having emergency surgery Friday to remove it. I'm about positivity and keep my posts to good news but I would personally want to know if one of my friends had this. My family and friends are my life, and if you're reading this I know you care about me. Fortunately, it can be operated on and my cousin Mark (in half my pics) is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has guided me to the best surgeon for this type of tumor. I know I am in the best hands. It's a very long, complicated, and risky surgery with many "game-time" decisions while it's happening. I am optimistic and confident it will be successful! Any little prayer is appreciated.

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  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 340 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Best wishes and nothing but positive thoughts for Ty and his family today. Definitely in need of good thoughts and prayers from the Waterski community. Best wishes
    Hortondancin
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,112 Mega Baller
    Thoughts and prayers coming your way @Horton. You got this
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 961 Crazy Baller
    @Texas6 @Hotron is good, this was a Facebook post from Ty Oppenlander that he posted on here.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,018 Administrator
    @Texas6 yes I understand your miss read but I am as healthy as a fat old slalom skier can be

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  • TustinTomTustinTom Posts: 66 Baller
    Done. Prayers out for Ty, his family and surgical staff.
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,112 Mega Baller
    Holy shit that was a big mis-read. Walking and chewing gum were never my forte
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  • JAGJAG Posts: 137 Solid Baller
    Prayers your way Ty! C is so much more treatable these days and sounds like you're in great hands.

    My best day skiing was STILL at your place a few years ago. I won't forget the extra time you took to dial in my F1 that day.
    DaveDdvskierdancin
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,661 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I've prayed for you, your family, and all of those caring for you. Please keep up posted.
    skidawgdancinSkoot1123
  • 303Skier303Skier Posts: 445 Solid Baller
    Prayers and thoughts out to Ty and his family! I know first hand how scary brain issues are. The Lord is with you every step of the way and will not leave your side brother!
    Jarrus Steele - Orlando, Florida
    dancin
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,446 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    True Bravery, wishing you a sucessful procedure + recovery

    "In my mind there is more potential to be released.”

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,326 Mega Baller
    I sent @razorskier1 50 song verses in 50 days about kicking the crap out of cancer. Here's one for you Ty:

    I know who wins in the end
    I'll never face defeat
    I might get knocked down but I'm winning the war
    Won't listen to you no more
    I might get knocked down but I'm winning the war
    You will never even the score
    I'll never face defeat!

    From No Innocent Victim, Never Face Defeat


    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 206 Baller
    Speedy recovery Ty, you are in our thoughts and Prayers!!
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,253 Historical Baller
    edited June 10
    As we all age, we tend to run into diseases. I had to deal with prostate cancer about 10 years ago. Think that it got fixed after 43 radiation zapping treatments, but I keep getting my PSA level checked. I am very fortunate that it got caught early. Every person over age 50 needs to get checked. And also get regular visits with the Doc for this and whatever.
    dancin
  • ChetChet Posts: 34 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    We are praying for you my friend. We are here if you need us.
    God is good and you are not alone in this trial.
    skidawgdancinSkoot1123
  • gmutgmut Posts: 187 Baller
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ty.Please let me know if you need anything>Dr. Fin.
    dancin
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,726 Mega Baller
    Good luck Ty. Be strong and lean on your family. I am recovering right now and attitude is very important. You are young and strong. I will be thinking of you.
    Mark Shaffer
    rayn
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,255 Crazy Baller
    Thoughts and prayers
  • CParrish43CParrish43 Posts: 38 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Great news about Ty making it through the surgery. I did a coaching clinic in Iowa today and couldn't wait to get back and check to see how Ty was doing. Awesome news.
    ToddA[Deleted User]unksskis
  • tmac395tmac395 Posts: 1 New Baller
    speedy recovery my friend
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,348 Mega Baller
    One tough mudder! Keep chugging Ty
    Jim Ross
    Marco
  • rodeconrodecon Posts: 151 Baller
    So relieved to hear the surgery went well, all the best Ty, prayers for you and your family
  • lkblkb Posts: 496 Baller
    Best wishes...hope your back in action very soon!
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 587 Crazy Baller
    Prayers sent,... hang tough bro!
    Vapor pro 2017
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 159 Baller
    edited June 13
    ...prayers coming your way!
    animal
  • GWaterskiGWaterski Posts: 20 Baller
    T Y's latest FB post - !!
    "Out of the hospital! Time to rest up. Keeping the good vibes going."
    MISkierRichardDoane
  • CentCent Posts: 72 Baller
    Glad your out. Out is a good place to be. Wishing you well.
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