Hi! Yesterday I met with my neuro-oncologist to discuss the results of my recent MRI brain scan. The doctor said the results looked great. He said the only portion of my brain that "lights up"--the lights evidently indicate abnormalities--on the scan is a portion of the site where the largest tumor was resected (removed). He said this area has lit up exactly the same way on all of my post-surgery brain scans, which indicates that it is most likely nothing more than scar tissue. The doctor also mentioned that the site where the smaller tumor had been--the one that was gamma knifed--is not lighting up at all anymore.
So thank God and Hallelujah for that bit of good news! I have my chest, pelvis, and abdomen CT scans this coming Monday and meet with Dr. Richards in Chicago next Friday (May 16) to get those results. Kelly will be traveling with me, which makes me very happy. Opportunities to spend five or six uninterrupted waking hours with her do not arise often, so I view this trip to Chicago as one big date. Granted it's the kind of date when you take the girl on a picnic even though thunderheads are rolling in and the forecast calls for hail. But, hey, a date's a date, and I'll go on one with Kelly every chance I can get.
In other news, our little Finny-pum is going to be one year old in exactly one week. I don't know what we'll do to celebrate. It will all be lost on him, although I'm sure he'll gobble up a little cake. He has been slow in taking to table food unless it's something sugary sweet. He didn't like spaghetti last night, for instance, but he really enjoyed the syrup-soaked french toast I gave him for lunch today! : )
That's all for now. Jeff