Finnish star faces brain surgerymain
The Finnish violinist and conductor Jaakko Kuusisto is facing a medical crisis.
Dear friends, here comes something I didn’t wish to tell you.
During the summer I’ve experienced mild, fragmented symptoms such as tiredness and irritation, mild headaches, and occasional messing around in my words. Last week I went to a doctor in Savonlinna and luckily i got a serious doctor in front of me. The order was an MRI on the head, which was done the other day in Lappeenranta. Results came yesterday on Wednesday morning, resulting in a quick visit to South Karelia Central Hospital and a sudden departure home to Oulu. Meeting with a neurosurgeon at NTV this Thursday morning and diagnosis is brain tumor, probably malignant.
The only good news is that it’s in a place you can access by cutting in the right frontal lobe and possibly mostly on the surface. Surgery is in over 2 weeks.
Writing this post for two reasons: I don’t want the inaccurate rumors to go around, because this will result in at least in the short term, maybe even in the long term, cancellation of gigs and other jobs that are visible on different sides. And another reason is this: the only thing I can be satisfied with at the moment is that I realized (with Maija’s help) to go to the doctor even with slight symptoms. People visit the doctor whenever something comes up.
My endless gratitude to my dear Maija for everything possible . Now all I can do is wait for surgery and the conclusions after that. My big thanks and appreciation to Finnish healthcare as well. So far I can’t think of anything they could have handled better or faster.