Bad news. At 9 AM they started the procedure. First thing after opening up her head, they do testing for about 15 minutes to a half hour. They stimulate the areas of the brain around the tumor and map what spots control what functions. It turns out that her brain has grown around the tumor and is in the area of speech and comprehension. The surgeon said that particular area (speech and comprehension) is much larger than average, most likely due to making up for the space lost occupied by the tumor. He said that if he even touched it, she would lose all of those functions permanently. So long story short.. she will have the tumor and seizures for life. I know there are people out there that are far worse off, but to think that my own sister is screwed with this for life is so painful. What did she do to deserve this. If I could, I would gladly trade my health for hers. She is now in excruciating pain, healing from this pointless process. I have to keep my spirits up to help her through the emotions that will follow. I don't know how I'll do it, but I will NOT show weakness.