Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Count is now at FOUR brain Tumors

Today I had my first radiation on my thigh, and it went swimmingly.

The sims for the brain radiation did not progress so well.  I hated the hot wet thingy over my face; freaked me out.  And it will be placed on my face for every brain radiation.  I got a script for Ativan.

Dr. Ono, my radiation oncologist showed me my MRI and we counted out the four tumors... inoperable and all affecting my motor skills.  Because there are so many tumors, and some of them quite small, we expect that there are more we cannot see yet.  So we will be doing a course of whole brain radiation.  Joy.  But it's only sixteen sessions.  Remember I did 28 lat year on the esophagus.

Sixteen sounds very doable.  We're going to do the leg concurrently, and that's 16 sessions as well.  So it all sounds quite doable, although the whole brain radiation does have substantial risks, mostly with my motor skills.   But I have faith... and I choose hope.

Love and hugs to all.

5 comments:

  1. Little Girlie friend
    I have no clue what to say. I honestly thought we had lost you at the beginning of the week. That post just freaked me out. I know the body is an amazing piece of apparatus and can endure a lot of stuff. I just hope you can hold up and get this taken care off. This shit is getting scarier and scarier. All I can do is say words for you and keep everything crossed.

    Tequila, in the event that this does affect your motor skills, will one of your sisters be able to come on and let us all know out here in blogland what is going on with you?

    Take it easy girl, lots of love and peace and healing and good thoughts coming your way.
    Fay in the family room

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  2. Thinking of you dear heart.

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  3. Hey, only me again
    Forgot to ask, are these brain tumors new, did you just find out about them? Is it because of them that you thought you had a stroke? You had mentioned that you were having trouble
    co-ordinating your left hand to type. Sorry to be so nosy, just you never mentioned them before. If they are new, how come they did not find them when they did the scan? Did they not scan your head?
    Fay

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  4. fAY, I will send you my sister, Jane's cell phone, but she does have instructions on how to post my last blog entry.

    And Beth, hugs to you, my friend!!

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  5. Drat, Fay... send me another e-mail, please and then I will send Jane's cell number.

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