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For the first time in three years I had a normal brain MRI. It turns out that neurosurgeon can be quite jolly when he doesn’t have to use his mask of death. The tumor scraps from my first horrible tumor are still stable. No evidence of melanoma post crainiotomy. I did have more facial nerve damage and another nine inch scar at my hair line but the tumor was removed before it compromised my speech centers. He thought I would probably loose significant speech processing right after surgery. But I didn’t. I had radiation ,some extra PT for my balance, and had some hearing loss due to surgical fluid build up. But it has been drained so somewhat better.
I finished the first four major combo treatments and have undergone two single dose infusions. I have still had a few complications with a single week of hospitalization for high fevers/headaches. This is was after two combo doses. They got the fever under control, decided to do the craniotomy, and I restarted infusions.
I get a CT soon to check on the other Mets and hopefully they are doing well. I’m still symptom free from the melanoma.
Woohoo! That is fabulous news Judi, so nice to read too! That made my day, and I’m sure yours too :)
My husband hates that MRI mask too.
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