Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Well the second time around was a little worse. The pain from the shots user to numb my head and the pressure from screwing the halo on made me sick and light headed. After that little episode everythibg else went pretty smoothly. I honestly don't remember a whole lot since I slept for most of the procedure. The nurses and doctors were wonderful and even remembered me from the last visit. I had a new radiation oncologist because the last one moved to Alaska.
We got to the hospital around 630am and left that afternoon around 1. During the procedure they actually did two other spots that looked suspicious to them so they ended up giving me some steriods. We were hoping they wouldn't have to use them so we could start the trial faster but since there were three spots that got treated they had to give me some.
Removing the halo wasn't as bad as the first time but it still wasn't fun.
We are on our way home now for a couple of weeks before hopefully heading back to Maryland to see those doctors.
A special thanks goes out to Joey Keith for making a quick trip down there to be with us (mainly Kyle since yesterday was a little blurry for me). And also thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We will keep everyone up to date.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
We are at the airport now waiting to board our plane to Houston. I got the call on Friday saying the moved my Gamma Knife appointment up to Tuesday Nov 4th. Which is a good thing because it was scheduled for Nov 18th which would put off starting the trial that much longer. Thanks to Dr Koeneke for helping speed up the process and getting this ball rolling a little faster.
Right now we are scheduled to meet with all the doctors tomorrow. Tuesday is when I'll actually receive Gamma Knife and then we should get to come home on Wednesday.
Just a quick update for everyone.