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    lhaley
    Participant

      Last brain mri had shown everything was either stable or shrinking. Ct was clear.   Yesterday the mri showed that the 2 that had been stabled (radiated in June and then bleeding) is still shrinking however there are now about 20 brain lesions.   Options are now limited.

      I had always said I won't do WBR but I have to try. They fit me for the mask today and will start on Friday.  Once this is finished I will be trying Yervoy. 

      Linda

      Last brain mri had shown everything was either stable or shrinking. Ct was clear.   Yesterday the mri showed that the 2 that had been stabled (radiated in June and then bleeding) is still shrinking however there are now about 20 brain lesions.   Options are now limited.

      I had always said I won't do WBR but I have to try. They fit me for the mask today and will start on Friday.  Once this is finished I will be trying Yervoy. 

      Linda

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        vivian
        Participant

          Linda,

          So sorry to read this news, but I remember that  your melanoma fighting skills are awesome!  I am holding you in the light and sending love and virtual hugs.  I pray WBR and Yervoy are the winning combination.

          Peace and love,

          Lear

          vivian
          Participant

            Linda,

            So sorry to read this news, but I remember that  your melanoma fighting skills are awesome!  I am holding you in the light and sending love and virtual hugs.  I pray WBR and Yervoy are the winning combination.

            Peace and love,

            Lear

              NYKaren
              Participant
                Dear Linda,

                You’ve been through so much; that’s the thing about this sucky disease…we can never say never.

                The good thing is that you have a plan. I hope and pray that this combo works for you. You, my friend, are one brave, strong lady!

                Love,
                Karen

                NYKaren
                Participant
                  Dear Linda,

                  You’ve been through so much; that’s the thing about this sucky disease…we can never say never.

                  The good thing is that you have a plan. I hope and pray that this combo works for you. You, my friend, are one brave, strong lady!

                  Love,
                  Karen

                  NYKaren
                  Participant
                    Dear Linda,

                    You’ve been through so much; that’s the thing about this sucky disease…we can never say never.

                    The good thing is that you have a plan. I hope and pray that this combo works for you. You, my friend, are one brave, strong lady!

                    Love,
                    Karen

                  vivian
                  Participant

                    Linda,

                    So sorry to read this news, but I remember that  your melanoma fighting skills are awesome!  I am holding you in the light and sending love and virtual hugs.  I pray WBR and Yervoy are the winning combination.

                    Peace and love,

                    Lear

                    Fen
                    Participant

                      Sorry for the new development, Linda.  Praying the WBR puts a hold on things and that ipi does the trick.  I'll be thinking of and praying for you during this process.   Fen

                      Fen
                      Participant

                        Sorry for the new development, Linda.  Praying the WBR puts a hold on things and that ipi does the trick.  I'll be thinking of and praying for you during this process.   Fen

                          Snickers60
                          Participant

                            Sooo sorry to hear this Linda !   It is so devastating to get negative results in any way.    Please know you are cared

                            for here and keep us updated on your treatment plans.   WE ARE ALL PULLING FOR YOU and PRAYING FOR YOU  ! 

                            Nancy and Wayne (3 X WARRIOR)  <><

                            Snickers60
                            Participant

                              Sooo sorry to hear this Linda !   It is so devastating to get negative results in any way.    Please know you are cared

                              for here and keep us updated on your treatment plans.   WE ARE ALL PULLING FOR YOU and PRAYING FOR YOU  ! 

                              Nancy and Wayne (3 X WARRIOR)  <><

                              Snickers60
                              Participant

                                Sooo sorry to hear this Linda !   It is so devastating to get negative results in any way.    Please know you are cared

                                for here and keep us updated on your treatment plans.   WE ARE ALL PULLING FOR YOU and PRAYING FOR YOU  ! 

                                Nancy and Wayne (3 X WARRIOR)  <><

                              Fen
                              Participant

                                Sorry for the new development, Linda.  Praying the WBR puts a hold on things and that ipi does the trick.  I'll be thinking of and praying for you during this process.   Fen

                                kylez
                                Participant

                                  Linda, you've really got the fighting spirit with this news. Good luck with with the few weeks, hope you'll be starting Yervoy soon.  At least "they" suspect radiation + Yervoy are a good combination, body and brain both. 

                                  When contemplating the possibility of WBR I am where you've been — wanting to say "no way" and being very happy to avoid it so far. But I've also read the messages from folks on this forum who reported getting through it well. I wish you the best from this next round of treatments.

                                  – Kyle 

                                  kylez
                                  Participant

                                    Linda, you've really got the fighting spirit with this news. Good luck with with the few weeks, hope you'll be starting Yervoy soon.  At least "they" suspect radiation + Yervoy are a good combination, body and brain both. 

                                    When contemplating the possibility of WBR I am where you've been — wanting to say "no way" and being very happy to avoid it so far. But I've also read the messages from folks on this forum who reported getting through it well. I wish you the best from this next round of treatments.

                                    – Kyle 

                                      kylez
                                      Participant

                                        …good luck with the next few weeks of treatment.

                                        kylez
                                        Participant

                                          …good luck with the next few weeks of treatment.

                                          kylez
                                          Participant

                                            …good luck with the next few weeks of treatment.

                                          kylez
                                          Participant

                                            Linda, you've really got the fighting spirit with this news. Good luck with with the few weeks, hope you'll be starting Yervoy soon.  At least "they" suspect radiation + Yervoy are a good combination, body and brain both. 

                                            When contemplating the possibility of WBR I am where you've been — wanting to say "no way" and being very happy to avoid it so far. But I've also read the messages from folks on this forum who reported getting through it well. I wish you the best from this next round of treatments.

                                            – Kyle 

                                            POW
                                            Participant

                                              Oh, Linda! Such disappointing news! I'm just glad that they did an MRI and found the mets while they are still so small. 

                                              I was very reluctant for my brother to have WBR but, like you, he really didn't have a choice. He had 2 large mets and several small ones. One of the large mets bled and caused a stroke and the doctors didn't want to take a chance of that happening again.

                                              It turns out that the WBR wasn't so bad. My brother got more and more fatigued as the treatments went on (10 treatments over 2 weeks) but within 2 or 3 weeks he bounced back. His long term effects aren't too bad, either. His short term memory is erratic and he has had to learn to carry a little notebook around with him all the time and discipline himself to write things down. He had to write down all his computer passwords. He got a big calendar to write down his appointments because he can't remember them. Things like that. Oh, and he sometimes can't find a word he is looking for and has to search around in his head for a different word. (Of course, being over 60, I find myself doing that, too!) However, he never had any seizures and is back to driving. He enjoys working on his sailboat and going out to dinner and having visitors and overall he feels pretty good. 

                                              I hope and pray that the WBR works as well for you and that the Yervoy knocks the remaining mets flat!

                                              POW
                                              Participant

                                                Oh, Linda! Such disappointing news! I'm just glad that they did an MRI and found the mets while they are still so small. 

                                                I was very reluctant for my brother to have WBR but, like you, he really didn't have a choice. He had 2 large mets and several small ones. One of the large mets bled and caused a stroke and the doctors didn't want to take a chance of that happening again.

                                                It turns out that the WBR wasn't so bad. My brother got more and more fatigued as the treatments went on (10 treatments over 2 weeks) but within 2 or 3 weeks he bounced back. His long term effects aren't too bad, either. His short term memory is erratic and he has had to learn to carry a little notebook around with him all the time and discipline himself to write things down. He had to write down all his computer passwords. He got a big calendar to write down his appointments because he can't remember them. Things like that. Oh, and he sometimes can't find a word he is looking for and has to search around in his head for a different word. (Of course, being over 60, I find myself doing that, too!) However, he never had any seizures and is back to driving. He enjoys working on his sailboat and going out to dinner and having visitors and overall he feels pretty good. 

                                                I hope and pray that the WBR works as well for you and that the Yervoy knocks the remaining mets flat!

                                                POW
                                                Participant

                                                  Oh, Linda! Such disappointing news! I'm just glad that they did an MRI and found the mets while they are still so small. 

                                                  I was very reluctant for my brother to have WBR but, like you, he really didn't have a choice. He had 2 large mets and several small ones. One of the large mets bled and caused a stroke and the doctors didn't want to take a chance of that happening again.

                                                  It turns out that the WBR wasn't so bad. My brother got more and more fatigued as the treatments went on (10 treatments over 2 weeks) but within 2 or 3 weeks he bounced back. His long term effects aren't too bad, either. His short term memory is erratic and he has had to learn to carry a little notebook around with him all the time and discipline himself to write things down. He had to write down all his computer passwords. He got a big calendar to write down his appointments because he can't remember them. Things like that. Oh, and he sometimes can't find a word he is looking for and has to search around in his head for a different word. (Of course, being over 60, I find myself doing that, too!) However, he never had any seizures and is back to driving. He enjoys working on his sailboat and going out to dinner and having visitors and overall he feels pretty good. 

                                                  I hope and pray that the WBR works as well for you and that the Yervoy knocks the remaining mets flat!

                                                  Charlie S
                                                  Participant

                                                    Well, you are a smart girl and you know the deal with all the calculations; , plan A, B, C and D.

                                                    You have surrounded yourself with a team that will do your bidding because it is your chances and therefore your choice; yet informed.

                                                    You go girl and do not look back; do your level best.

                                                    That has held you in good stead so far.

                                                    Be confident.

                                                    If I may; get away from everybody and everything and find a mirror.  Look into your own eyes in that mirror; and i mean LOOK………..stare into your own eyes , pierce your inner eye and if you look long enough, your eyes will open up your inner self.

                                                    Truly, just try it.  It just might help.

                                                    Cheers,

                                                    Charlie

                                                    Charlie S
                                                    Participant

                                                      Well, you are a smart girl and you know the deal with all the calculations; , plan A, B, C and D.

                                                      You have surrounded yourself with a team that will do your bidding because it is your chances and therefore your choice; yet informed.

                                                      You go girl and do not look back; do your level best.

                                                      That has held you in good stead so far.

                                                      Be confident.

                                                      If I may; get away from everybody and everything and find a mirror.  Look into your own eyes in that mirror; and i mean LOOK………..stare into your own eyes , pierce your inner eye and if you look long enough, your eyes will open up your inner self.

                                                      Truly, just try it.  It just might help.

                                                      Cheers,

                                                      Charlie

                                                        lhaley
                                                        Participant

                                                          Charlie,

                                                          I spent last night basically crying.  When I thought I had myself together I talked to my son (Sammy had already called Brandon).  I took some deep soul searching and woke up this morning and I felt in control. 

                                                           Linda heart

                                                           

                                                          lhaley
                                                          Participant

                                                            Charlie,

                                                            I spent last night basically crying.  When I thought I had myself together I talked to my son (Sammy had already called Brandon).  I took some deep soul searching and woke up this morning and I felt in control. 

                                                             Linda heart

                                                             

                                                            lhaley
                                                            Participant

                                                              Charlie,

                                                              I spent last night basically crying.  When I thought I had myself together I talked to my son (Sammy had already called Brandon).  I took some deep soul searching and woke up this morning and I felt in control. 

                                                               Linda heart

                                                               

                                                            Charlie S
                                                            Participant

                                                              Well, you are a smart girl and you know the deal with all the calculations; , plan A, B, C and D.

                                                              You have surrounded yourself with a team that will do your bidding because it is your chances and therefore your choice; yet informed.

                                                              You go girl and do not look back; do your level best.

                                                              That has held you in good stead so far.

                                                              Be confident.

                                                              If I may; get away from everybody and everything and find a mirror.  Look into your own eyes in that mirror; and i mean LOOK………..stare into your own eyes , pierce your inner eye and if you look long enough, your eyes will open up your inner self.

                                                              Truly, just try it.  It just might help.

                                                              Cheers,

                                                              Charlie

                                                              awillett1991
                                                              Participant
                                                                So very sorry to hear this Linda. I will be praying for you. There are several trials studying Ipi and SRS or Ipi and WBR, thinking is that the radiation can kick start the Ipi. Keep fighting!

                                                                Amy

                                                                awillett1991
                                                                Participant
                                                                  So very sorry to hear this Linda. I will be praying for you. There are several trials studying Ipi and SRS or Ipi and WBR, thinking is that the radiation can kick start the Ipi. Keep fighting!

                                                                  Amy

                                                                    deardad
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Dear Linda,

                                                                      Im sorry to hear the MRI results……..I hate this disease. Go for the whole brain and don't look back….it might just hold the mel till you get onto IPI. My heart goes out to you during this time, stay positive and keep fighting.

                                                                      Love Nahmi

                                                                      deardad
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Dear Linda,

                                                                        Im sorry to hear the MRI results……..I hate this disease. Go for the whole brain and don't look back….it might just hold the mel till you get onto IPI. My heart goes out to you during this time, stay positive and keep fighting.

                                                                        Love Nahmi

                                                                        deardad
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Dear Linda,

                                                                          Im sorry to hear the MRI results……..I hate this disease. Go for the whole brain and don't look back….it might just hold the mel till you get onto IPI. My heart goes out to you during this time, stay positive and keep fighting.

                                                                          Love Nahmi

                                                                        awillett1991
                                                                        Participant
                                                                          So very sorry to hear this Linda. I will be praying for you. There are several trials studying Ipi and SRS or Ipi and WBR, thinking is that the radiation can kick start the Ipi. Keep fighting!

                                                                          Amy

                                                                          CarolA
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Dear Linda,   Adding my prayers, good thoughts, good wishes to the others.   I hope tomorrow finds your confidence higher, your determination strong and that along with that,  your day better than yesterday.   You ARE a warrior in this battle.   I wish there was more we could do for you, and I know you know that feeling.   We stand behind you in prayer and in spirit.

                                                                            CarolA

                                                                            CarolA
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              Dear Linda,   Adding my prayers, good thoughts, good wishes to the others.   I hope tomorrow finds your confidence higher, your determination strong and that along with that,  your day better than yesterday.   You ARE a warrior in this battle.   I wish there was more we could do for you, and I know you know that feeling.   We stand behind you in prayer and in spirit.

                                                                              CarolA

                                                                              CarolA
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                Dear Linda,   Adding my prayers, good thoughts, good wishes to the others.   I hope tomorrow finds your confidence higher, your determination strong and that along with that,  your day better than yesterday.   You ARE a warrior in this battle.   I wish there was more we could do for you, and I know you know that feeling.   We stand behind you in prayer and in spirit.

                                                                                CarolA

                                                                                Lori C
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  I am sorry that you have new challenges to face with this but am certainly glad there are options and will be thinking of you when I light my healing candles daily.  Every day is a victory and you have a lot of battle experience; keep up the good fight.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Lori cargiver to Will

                                                                                  Lori C
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    I am sorry that you have new challenges to face with this but am certainly glad there are options and will be thinking of you when I light my healing candles daily.  Every day is a victory and you have a lot of battle experience; keep up the good fight.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Lori cargiver to Will

                                                                                    Lori C
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      I am sorry that you have new challenges to face with this but am certainly glad there are options and will be thinking of you when I light my healing candles daily.  Every day is a victory and you have a lot of battle experience; keep up the good fight.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Lori cargiver to Will

                                                                                      Rebecca and Bob
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        Linda,

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Sorry to read this news. You have been such an inspiration to me and my husband. I will be praying the wbr blasts this stupid disease!

                                                                                        Thinking of you,

                                                                                        Rebecca

                                                                                        Rebecca and Bob
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          Linda,

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Sorry to read this news. You have been such an inspiration to me and my husband. I will be praying the wbr blasts this stupid disease!

                                                                                          Thinking of you,

                                                                                          Rebecca

                                                                                          Rebecca and Bob
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            Linda,

                                                                                             

                                                                                            Sorry to read this news. You have been such an inspiration to me and my husband. I will be praying the wbr blasts this stupid disease!

                                                                                            Thinking of you,

                                                                                            Rebecca

                                                                                            Tina D
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              Linda,

                                                                                              I am SO very sorry you received this news. I will be praying that the WBR does a number on those mets! I am glad they are getting things moving so very quickly for you, though I am sure it leaves you feeling as if you are in a whirlwind. Sounds like you were able to catch your breath for the day.

                                                                                              Hoping for the very best response for you,

                                                                                              Tina

                                                                                              Tina D
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                Linda,

                                                                                                I am SO very sorry you received this news. I will be praying that the WBR does a number on those mets! I am glad they are getting things moving so very quickly for you, though I am sure it leaves you feeling as if you are in a whirlwind. Sounds like you were able to catch your breath for the day.

                                                                                                Hoping for the very best response for you,

                                                                                                Tina

                                                                                                Tina D
                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                  Linda,

                                                                                                  I am SO very sorry you received this news. I will be praying that the WBR does a number on those mets! I am glad they are getting things moving so very quickly for you, though I am sure it leaves you feeling as if you are in a whirlwind. Sounds like you were able to catch your breath for the day.

                                                                                                  Hoping for the very best response for you,

                                                                                                  Tina

                                                                                                  King
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Hi Linda,

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    I am so sorry to hear this news.  You've been in such a long, difficult battle.  Good thoughts to you and your family.  We never know what we will or will not do until we are really faced with it.  That's great that you continue to hang onto hope…you have so much to live for.

                                                                                                    You know how to do it.  One day at a time…sometimes, one moment at a time.

                                                                                                    Good luck to an awesome warrior!

                                                                                                    Stay Strong

                                                                                                    King

                                                                                                    Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

                                                                                                    King
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      Hi Linda,

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      I am so sorry to hear this news.  You've been in such a long, difficult battle.  Good thoughts to you and your family.  We never know what we will or will not do until we are really faced with it.  That's great that you continue to hang onto hope…you have so much to live for.

                                                                                                      You know how to do it.  One day at a time…sometimes, one moment at a time.

                                                                                                      Good luck to an awesome warrior!

                                                                                                      Stay Strong

                                                                                                      King

                                                                                                      Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

                                                                                                      King
                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                        Hi Linda,

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        I am so sorry to hear this news.  You've been in such a long, difficult battle.  Good thoughts to you and your family.  We never know what we will or will not do until we are really faced with it.  That's great that you continue to hang onto hope…you have so much to live for.

                                                                                                        You know how to do it.  One day at a time…sometimes, one moment at a time.

                                                                                                        Good luck to an awesome warrior!

                                                                                                        Stay Strong

                                                                                                        King

                                                                                                        Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

                                                                                                        triciad
                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                          Linda,

                                                                                                          I am so sorry to hear this new; however, if anyone can do this…you can!  You are such an inspiration to so many here and know that we all will be there with you in your heart.  You've made your decision, now go forward and conquer.  You CAN do this!

                                                                                                          Love ya.

                                                                                                          Tricia

                                                                                                          triciad
                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                            Linda,

                                                                                                            I am so sorry to hear this new; however, if anyone can do this…you can!  You are such an inspiration to so many here and know that we all will be there with you in your heart.  You've made your decision, now go forward and conquer.  You CAN do this!

                                                                                                            Love ya.

                                                                                                            Tricia

                                                                                                            triciad
                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                              Linda,

                                                                                                              I am so sorry to hear this new; however, if anyone can do this…you can!  You are such an inspiration to so many here and know that we all will be there with you in your heart.  You've made your decision, now go forward and conquer.  You CAN do this!

                                                                                                              Love ya.

                                                                                                              Tricia

                                                                                                              gabsound
                                                                                                              Participant
                                                                                                                Linda,

                                                                                                                Like everyone else, I’m so sorry to hear about your new brain mets.

                                                                                                                I’m rooting for you! I personally think the combination of IPI and radiation has helped me in the past.

                                                                                                                Best of luck to you. I admire your courage and strength.

                                                                                                                Julie in Las Vegas

                                                                                                                gabsound
                                                                                                                Participant
                                                                                                                  Linda,

                                                                                                                  Like everyone else, I’m so sorry to hear about your new brain mets.

                                                                                                                  I’m rooting for you! I personally think the combination of IPI and radiation has helped me in the past.

                                                                                                                  Best of luck to you. I admire your courage and strength.

                                                                                                                  Julie in Las Vegas

                                                                                                                  gabsound
                                                                                                                  Participant
                                                                                                                    Linda,

                                                                                                                    Like everyone else, I’m so sorry to hear about your new brain mets.

                                                                                                                    I’m rooting for you! I personally think the combination of IPI and radiation has helped me in the past.

                                                                                                                    Best of luck to you. I admire your courage and strength.

                                                                                                                    Julie in Las Vegas

                                                                                                                    DeniseK
                                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                                      Dear Linda,

                                                                                                                      I am sorry to hear this.  This damn disease is so frustrating with highs and lows.  I've said before that the emotional part of this journey has to be the hardest.  You've been through so much and I know you will get through the WBR.  Like others have said, I too have read that the Ipi seems to work better after radiation so who knows this could be your cure!!  Hang in there!!  (((BIG HUGS))))

                                                                                                                      Denise

                                                                                                                      DeniseK
                                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                                        Dear Linda,

                                                                                                                        I am sorry to hear this.  This damn disease is so frustrating with highs and lows.  I've said before that the emotional part of this journey has to be the hardest.  You've been through so much and I know you will get through the WBR.  Like others have said, I too have read that the Ipi seems to work better after radiation so who knows this could be your cure!!  Hang in there!!  (((BIG HUGS))))

                                                                                                                        Denise

                                                                                                                        DeniseK
                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                          Dear Linda,

                                                                                                                          I am sorry to hear this.  This damn disease is so frustrating with highs and lows.  I've said before that the emotional part of this journey has to be the hardest.  You've been through so much and I know you will get through the WBR.  Like others have said, I too have read that the Ipi seems to work better after radiation so who knows this could be your cure!!  Hang in there!!  (((BIG HUGS))))

                                                                                                                          Denise

                                                                                                                          Richard_K
                                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                                            Linda

                                                                                                                            Sorry to hear your news but glad you have a strong plan going forward.

                                                                                                                            Dick

                                                                                                                            Richard_K
                                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                                              Linda

                                                                                                                              Sorry to hear your news but glad you have a strong plan going forward.

                                                                                                                              Dick

                                                                                                                              Richard_K
                                                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                                                Linda

                                                                                                                                Sorry to hear your news but glad you have a strong plan going forward.

                                                                                                                                Dick

                                                                                                                                meeshka6059
                                                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                                                  Linda, My New Friend,

                                                                                                                                  So sorry to read this post and wishing you only the best of everything coming your way.

                                                                                                                                  Peace and Love, Michelle

                                                                                                                                  meeshka6059
                                                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                                                    Linda, My New Friend,

                                                                                                                                    So sorry to read this post and wishing you only the best of everything coming your way.

                                                                                                                                    Peace and Love, Michelle

                                                                                                                                    meeshka6059
                                                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                                                      Linda, My New Friend,

                                                                                                                                      So sorry to read this post and wishing you only the best of everything coming your way.

                                                                                                                                      Peace and Love, Michelle

                                                                                                                                      SidneyGracie
                                                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                                                        You should be part way through the Whole Brain Radiation by now.  Praying that this is going well for you.  My husband had WBR in September.  He is very claustrophobic so that was his biggest challenge.  He made it through.  Praise the Lord!  He did not have many side effects after they put him on steroids.  Before that he was having vomiting.  He has had no long term problems.  His memory is fine.  Good luck to you.

                                                                                                                                        SidneyGracie
                                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                                          You should be part way through the Whole Brain Radiation by now.  Praying that this is going well for you.  My husband had WBR in September.  He is very claustrophobic so that was his biggest challenge.  He made it through.  Praise the Lord!  He did not have many side effects after they put him on steroids.  Before that he was having vomiting.  He has had no long term problems.  His memory is fine.  Good luck to you.

                                                                                                                                          SidneyGracie
                                                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                                                            You should be part way through the Whole Brain Radiation by now.  Praying that this is going well for you.  My husband had WBR in September.  He is very claustrophobic so that was his biggest challenge.  He made it through.  Praise the Lord!  He did not have many side effects after they put him on steroids.  Before that he was having vomiting.  He has had no long term problems.  His memory is fine.  Good luck to you.

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