Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, one of the most media figures in Argentine football, told how his recovery is proceeding after the tumor he fell ill months ago. The coach, a specialist in both promoting teams and saving them from relegation, said he “was scared and cried a lot” after his health problem.
“My mother had a brain aneurysm at the age of 60 and it has stuck in my mind. I turned 60 and it stayed with me, she showed when you had something left in your head, but that’s where it happened. When he was managing Belgrano he had a twinge in his right ear It bothered me at times, but I put some ice on it and it went away. When I went for a walk in October, I had had this spot for two or three days. When I was walking, I just passed the guard, saw that there were no people and sent myself. I asked them to do a tomography, they called me three days later and said it was urgent,” said the coach with a long history of promotion and in the First Division.
And I add: “The tumor was squashing a very important vein and, when that happened, the spinal fluid couldn’t get out anywhere,” was the diagnosis given to the former Racing coach at first. As the days went by, and without showing any symptoms, he went back to the hospital, but since the tumor hadn’t grown he remained calm.
But at the beginning of December it began to go downhill. “My left eye was suppressed and my right eye closed. Because the vein hasn’t released much fluid, it has caused the optic nerves in the eye to become balled up“, he explained.
The reality is that although he has managed to improve considerably after being operated on, he continues to have problems that affect him, especially visually. “They opened me up, gave me 20 stitches on my head. When they opened it’s like the tumor burst. The post-op took me a while, but since the spinal fluid hasn’t come out, it keeps hurting my eyes. If it doesn’t go away with meds, they’ll have to put a valve in my head,” she commented.
El Tano has not directed for a long time, but is more devoted to journalistic work on television channels. The wish of the whole football environment is for a speedy recovery for DT and that he can return to the fields.
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