Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brain Surgery - Yuck.

My 2nd resection was successful.
Dr. Mickey removed all of the enhancing tumor.
Right after surgery.
This was yesterday. I had my staples removed. Goodbye 2nd crown of thorns.
AND I still have the cutest puppy in the world.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Joy Ride

So they told me not to drive. But did I listen?

Ya, I did. But me and Mr. Pratt went VERY fast in his Porsche....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I had my surgery Thursday, November 15th. So far, worse recovery than last resection.
Until next time...
Love to all.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brain Surgery #2

Dr. Bruce Mickey will be preforming my brain surgery this coming Thursday, November the 15th.
Surgery should take between 3 and 4 hours and will begin between 11:00 and noon.
I met with Dr. Mickey yesterday afternoon and felt very comfortable with him, so I thought I would let him borrow my brain for a few hours... why not?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tumor Growth Update

Tumor Growth Update:
I have had 3 seizures in the past 2 weeks. Two clonic tonic seizures and one complex partial seizure.
I went to the oncologist today and my tumor, in just 2 1/2 weeks, has grown tremendously.

For me, I think there is really only one option. It would be to have another brain surgery on Nov. 20th.
They have already scheduled me for it. Following the brain surgery, I would start Avastin and possibly a combination of CPT-11 and CCNU (both drip chemotherapy drugs). These would start 4 weeks post-operation.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers.
Love to all.