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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brain MRI -- Medical Update (May 2010)

Mixed results, mostly good.

Most of the tumors in my brain continued to shrink and some are no longer visible.

Two tumors grew larger.

Sunday I am meeting with the head of Radiology at Hadassah to discuss Stereotactic Radiosurgery (you can find additional info here).  I read a lot about this procedure when I was first diagnosed with brain mets, last June. 

I do not know if the radiologist will do the procedure that same day or not (I suspect not).

I will know more after our meeting.

Now that we have the report, things seem to be moving fairly quickly.

This is not great news, but it is not devastating either (at least, that's what I keep telling myself).

Hopefully, this should not affect my overall diagnosis.

It is just another bump in the road.

I will do the radiation, and keep on moving forward.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Batya said...

Refuah Shleimah
Does that mean that they are two different types?

RivkA with a capital A said...

Batya - I don't know what it means.
I do not think so. No one really understands how cancer works.

Bernie said...

Always in my heart and prayers my friend, many blessings....:-) Hugs

michele said...

We're praying that those two stubborn tumors take a hint from the shrinking/disappeared ones, and fast.

Shira Salamone said...

Oy. You're already on my mi-sheh-berach list. I wish you weren't. :( Hope all goes well.

Rahel Jaskow said...

I hope that those two tumors will go the way of the others, and quickly.

Many hugs.

Anonymous said...

hi Rivka,
Shavua tov.
The radiosurgery won't be tomorrow. It is generally coordinated with a neurosurgeon - both specialists bring their expertise to get the best possible outcome.
I will try to see you tomorrow.
Lots of love and prayers
Tamar (rad tech)

RivkA with a capital A said...

Tamar -- You are the best!! Thank you!! I will look for you!