December Update

Sunday I started having severe headaches seizures again so Kim drove me to the hospital to get checked out. Luckily one of my favorite docs was there so we got in quickly. They found that my brain had some extra swelling and that one of the tumors above my right eye had grown a little and the swelling from that caused me to have seizures. I got out of the hospital Monday afternoon after they stabilized me.

We went and got ready to go to an already scheduled trip to Houston. I thought we were leaving Tuesday but we didn’t leave till Wednesday. We got to Houston and went over to the Galleria and did a little Christmas shopping. I lost Kim for about an hour so there’s no telling what she bought or how much she spent. I guess I’ll find out the next credit card statements come in.

Anyway back to the topic at hand. I talked to Dr. Rao and he mentioned using a form of Radiosurgery on several of the larger tumors on my brain. They called it a Gamma Knife but that’s actually a brand of machine. I can’t remember the brand name they use at MD Anderson but here is some more information on it Radiosurgery. They are going to let me know Monday if I qualify for it. Dr. Rao told us that he didn’t see a problem with getting qualified though. We could do this in as little as 2 weeks.

As far as the lesions on my lung and abdomen they have shrunk a little bit. Dr. Bedikian told Kim and I both that evev if they were twice the size that they are now they would no be life threatening. That’s why we are concentrating on the brain.

All in all the trip was good. We had a little regrowth, some tumors stayed the same and several shrunk.

I will let you all know when/if I do the Radiosurgery.

Much Love,

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