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Tuesday
Jul232013

Latest Update on our Adventure

This afternoon, Sandy and I met Tammi, Dana and Mathai at Swedish Hospital in Seattle . I was so glad they could be there to be with Sandy while I had my latest scans.

These two scans were 'mapping' scans for my upcoming Cyberknife treatment. They use these scans to tell the Cyberknife where to aim the pin point radiation on my brain stem. The MRI was only 30 minutes and the CT was very short; less than 20 minutes once they got my 'mask' molded. (The mask will hold my head perfectly still during the treatment, similar to my first round of radiation.)

(Video and information on Cyberknife)

I asked for the images from the two scans so I could 'read' them when we got home. After lunch at Galanga's we finally got home and looked at the images. Here's what I'm confident in telling you.

I am not an expert in reading the images, but we've seen enough of them over the past three years where I can say this without hesitation: the spot is still on my brain stem. In my opinion it is getting slightly bigger, but I don't know how to accurately measure it compared to my last scan, so I'll leave it at that. (I was hoping to share an image similar to the one I posted earlier but I'll have to wait to make certain I'm giving you an accurate image.) (See Quick Update above for the latest.)

The Cyberknife staff will call us either on Friday on Monday to tell us what the recommendation is for the treatment. It could be one treatment or a series of treatments, it all depends on how much they think they can do without harming me. Stay tuned...

In the mean time we really appreciate your continued prayers! God is in charge of my life and He's my Great Physician. He directs the course of my treatment and I completely trust Him.

I'll post more information as I receive it. Thank you for caring. :)

Reader Comments (3)

We are watching and praying, still awaiting a miracle ....

July 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

We continue to lift you up in prayer for complete healing, dear friend!

July 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi Hunt

We continue to lift you and your family up to God. Remember this saying from a great man (you).....".we just haven't read the last chapter of the book yet". Am trusting the Lord for miracles in whatever form they take; either supernaturally or through medicine.
We love you guys!

July 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat and Charlie

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