Yesterday, Gary Carter got some bad news from his doctors who told him his brain tumors have spread. Fans of the New York Met’s 1986 champ continue to hope for the best.
Most probably there aren’t any worse news than hearing your doctor explaining that the brain tumor he discovered was actually brain tumors. It happened to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who has recently been announced by his doctors that they found more than one tumor.
Carter’s family went to see his doctors at Duke University to discuss the results and find out what’s the next step. The New York Daily News reports that doctors have informed Carter that there were new “spots/tumors on his brain” and are now discussing whether to continue the catcher’s treatment.
Kimmy Bloomers, Gary Carter’s daughter, wrote on a family website “Friday, my dad got two MRIs in North Palm Beach Florida…one for his brain and one for shoulder/arm…I wish I could report the results were good…I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad”.
She explained that Gary Carter, age 57, was diagnosed with four brain tumors in May 2011. A recent scan showed a “torn rotator cuff following a pair of falls one on Dec. 24 and the second on Jan. 12 while visiting his doctors”.
Bloomers also mentioned that Carter spoke in a front of former teammates, friends and family on January 12, at a banquet for a golf tournament held in his honor. “Dad spoke a few words thanking everyone for being there and for all the support and prayers. He said he wants to feel better so he can continue to help others”.
NYdailynews.com writes that in an earlier phone conversation, Gary “expressed his fear and frustration over his worsening condition and the devastation of the brain tumors”. The catcher said he wasn’t feeling too good as “it’s been coming on and coming on. I’ve had a chest cold. I’ve got sores in my mouth, blood clots. I get sick… There’s just so many things…It’s been nine months now and I don’t feel any different from Day One”.