They took out the brain tumor , or what they could get, in '06. In '08 they said that there was nothing more to do. In February my daughter got on a kick and said I had to see another neurosurgun?? I went to M.D. Anderson in Houston and they started me on radiation. I have 10 more treatments.
Can anyone tell me whats next???? Or just let my brain run amock.
I know the doctors are smart, but they just don't say anything. I hate this guessing, I need to plan, I'm a planner. Its driving me NUTS!
Way to go! Get that list settled and then start doing them one by one. It took me a long time, way too long, to get my life back on track after my own cancer journey. I finally accepted that I could stay stuck where I was in fear or embrace life and get on with it. Funny how once I decided to get on with it, the fears about tomorrow disapated. :-)
Today is your graduation from Radiation... Hurray!!!
As to the subscripttion the the newspaper... you are too funny. :-) It was a great step.
Granny, new things are being developed daily in the fight against all kind of cancers. Actually, I just read yesterday about a new piece of machinery at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut that greatly improves surgery in the brain for tumors. There are only 20 such machines at the moment, but more and more are being made to fill the demand. Greater precision than ever before.
You know, in my own cancer journey (liposarcoma in thigh), there was only one limited study ever done in the whole world at that time (15 years ago). There were only two sarcoma centers in the whole United States! After surgery, my treatment was just educated guesses. The chemo I took was so rough on me that I had to stop after 4 treatments. I became part of a study and now they know that 4 rounds of the chemo can be enough. Also, there are quite a few Sarcoma centers all around the country now! With so many new developments in so many areas, there is every reason to keep hope alive in our hearts; every reason to live our lives to the fullest. :-)
So get reading that newspaper! The world around us continues.