Remembering Dave Posted January 17, 2005 Share Posted January 17, 2005 Well, Karen and I saw the Neurosurgeon today and got at least one thing settled. There is something in my head. (mixed emotions on that one). He took out the scans and showed them to us and sure enough there are 2 little pea sized spots just inside my brain. MRI scans were done exactly 1 month ago. He said that due to the location he wants to wait to see if they grow. He said there is a very good likelyhood that they could have been caused by the amount of radiation to that area and may go away with time......but then again the only way to really tell would be to do a biopsy and if he was going to do a biopsy he would just as soon go in and get them out. He also said that the area of the brain that they are located in is probably the best part and side of the brain they could be in as far as any complications from any possible surgury if it comes to that. He indicated that I probably would not be a candidate for the radiosurgury (Gammaknife) due to the large amount of radiation I have had already so any surgury would be done the old fashioned way. He made an appt for me to go back on Feb. 7 (I think) to have another MRI done that morning and the immediately after the MRI I will go up to his office to get the results (hows that for service!). We spent a good hour with this guy and both Karen and I are very pleased with him. He said that even if it is cancer that giving it another couple of weeks would not give it enough time to become a serious threat. I would have to wait at least 2 weeks for a biopsy so waiting another week to see if they are growing is not going to make that much of a difference. Although we do not know much more than when we went in we both feel better since at least know we have a game plan and know what we may be up against. Sooo, as long as my peas don't turn into Lima Beans or Brussell Sprouts I will be OK. Thank you all so much for the help, prayers and support you have given to both Karen and I. Words can not convey our grattitude. PS, the cat is still alive and kicking. David C Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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