Friday, May 27, 2011

Well. . . .

tomorrow is the 28th of May.
It's been one year since we discovered the golf ball sized tumor in my head.
I type this and look at it and it's like it doesn't register.
I look at myself in the mirror, my hair is growing back, I feel along the scar behind and above my right ear. I can feel the unevenness of my skull, it's bumpy and no longer smooth.
So I know that it's all real, it really happened and I'm still here.
What year though!
Before my Eye Dr. found this, I was falling down, throwing up, dizzy, terrible headaches, neck aches, and a weird circle of light in my right eye...I was having so much fun!
Since then, I've had three Gamma Knife procedures...and now I have the lovely pits on my forehead from where they screwed the Halo in or on??
And then the joy of Whole Brain Radiation, now that was fun.
I don't miss my tumor, I'm glad its gone thanks to Dr.Chen and his amazing skills.
The steroids gone, and so are about 30 lbs. thank god!
So I'd say about another 25 lbs will be about right, I'm walking every day and for the most part I feel pretty good.
Just Glad to be here!
Time will tell, next Brain MRI June 13

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ummm. . . .

It's been how long since my last post?
Way to long.
I'm still here and doing good.
It's just been crazy around here, March was like the month of drs. and tests, and then Eric lost his job after 30years...(the business closed)
Hannah is almost done with her freshman year, and water polo has been? well interesting to say the very least.
But back to me, because's all about me :P right?
So I had a nasty UTI, didn't even know I had it, back ached all the time, my FP thought it might be bone mets and wanted me to have a body scan, but alas! I just had one in March and all was clear! GO ME!!!!
Next brain MRI is in June, and I am expected things to be good.
I've lost 25 lbs since I'm off those friggin steroids. it's 25 and counting, a work in progress.
I'm still not working, I'm on disability.

Am trying to walk every day to get my strength and endurance up, so like I said, all is good and I am grateful, especially as I am approaching the end of the May and My one yr brain tumor..Hello I'm in your head, let me out or I'll kill you.
so yeah I've got a lot to be thankful for.

Well that's it for now