Monday, February 26, 2018

Feb 26th, MRI update

I am very over due on this update.
My most recent MRI had a small blip on the radar. My Neurosurgeon had initially thought it was the cancer back. After he consulted with other neurosurgeons and oncologists, he has pulled back on that thought. Here is why. The "growth" was 1 mm. Lets start with that. That is about the size of a ball in a ball point pen. Tiny right! Lets add do it the fact that it is being measured by a human (presumably with a mouse). That could be the deviation right there. Add to the fact that the tech that read it, did not have my full history. Also, there is a lot of scar tissue and (stuff) in there that will move around a tad bit. Heck, I might have taken a breath at that exact moment causing it to be off.

With all of that said. We will take another MRI in 6 weeks (1/2 the normal time) and compare at that time. If at that time, we see progression (bad) then (quote from Neurosurgeon) "We call up the oncologist, have him fire up the microwave and hit the nuke button". 
So with all of that said, the great big sigh of relief you heard was from me.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feb 16th, 2018 Like a bad penny, it is back.

I thought I was done with this dang blog.
First let me say thank you to Nicole for the gofundme and the people supporting me.  It truly means the world to me.  Your generosity makes me truly speechless. 

My latest MRI was Wednesday, Feb 7th.  The Neurosurgeon called me Monday the 12th with the findings.  The tumor appears to be back.  On the bright side, it is very small still.  He is reluctant to do surgery (as am I).  He is going to consult with a few other Neurosurgeons and Oncologists before we meet this coming Monday.  Hopefully we will have a plan in place by the end of that appointment.  If I had to guess, it would be radiation but that is just a guess on my part.

Again, thank you so much.