Monday, November 14, 2011

Just as I'm starting to climb...

...brain cancer starts to knock me back down.

Today's MRI wasn't the best news. If you recall my worrisome post in early October, there was something discovered post-surgery. That "something" looked slightly larger today, increasing concern that there might be yet another recurrence. Internally it produced a level of frustration I haven't felt since my battle with Kaiser. How could there be a tumor visible in the pre-surgery MRI that wasn't detected soon enough to be removed during surgery? Where was the communication between the surgeons, the oncologists, and the radiation team? Most frustrating is that just as I was starting to get back into the life I love, after playing my first ultimate game, starting to exercise, and seeing the swelling finally disappear permanently; after basically one day of normalcy, it looks like I might be set back to Square 1.

I am still trying to get second opinions from Cedars-Sinai. Unfortunately, at UCSF Dr. Berger is awfully difficult to reach, and the timing couldn't have been worse as everyone seems to be out right now. Hopefully I will get some opinions as to whether this is "something" to continue watching or to extract immediately. Either way, I think it's time to start looking for the next treatment, since the others have all worked so well.

1 comment:

  1. Let me know if you want to Feng Shui your house as a new approach... just stick with whatever form of medicine you feel right about, exercise when you can, and eat plenty of chocolate.