Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Other news: if your update information for me comes only from my daily photo, after tomorrow there not be one for quite awhile. So send a message and we put you on our regular update if you like.
One important thing on Margie's mind she wants you all to know is that there is no physical pain to contend with. The surgeon, Dr.Parsa, assures us he will remove as much of the tumor as possible without damage to the brain. Within 2 or 3 weeks, radiation and oral chemotherapy will begin, followed by more oral chemo in a cycle yet to be determined.
She will remain in the UCSF hospital for 3 to 5 days, and radiation and chemo treatments will be continued at Marin General Hospital.
Her pre-op work continued at UCSF today, including anesthesia consultation and lab work, EKG, Brain CT scans, with and without contrast, much review of her medical history, and lots I cannot remember or understand (a strenuous day !)
Of course Dr. Parsa had to warn us of possible undesirable results to speech and memory after surgery, but these should be temporary and respond to rehabilitation. She has received overwhelming.offerings of prayer and love. This, and the high reputation of UCSF and its neuro-surgery staff have given us a strong feeling of optimism.
Yes, we want this healing and recovery process to start, and to continue to a successful return to the lovable Margie we all want to share.
Since Thursday (surgery day) will be a long and stressful day, I will wait until Friday, when we know more details to share, to write you a status report. Until then, your prayers, especially on Thursday, are what her family and numerous friends beg of you. Dick
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Other news: The surgery will be Thursday April 22 at 12:30 pm, and it will be a 4-hour surgery. We are happy to have it sooner than later! I will in UCSF hospital 3 to 5 days, probably.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Hi all. We have just returned from our Consultation meeting at UCSF's Neurological Surgery Department, a very impressive organization Her surgeon will be Dr.Parsa and her surgery date will be either April 21 or April 28. We will know the date in 24 hours.
Margie thinks that everything went wonderfully well in this meeting, so do I, and we are very optimistic about all that we learned in this meeting. Our three children, Celeste, Elyse and Marc were with us and participated very enthusiastically. . We will share more information with you tomorrow.
Thanks for your prayers and good wishes. Dick and Margie too
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Other news: The verdict is cancer in the left frontal lobe affecting speech, spelling and my ability to write. It is a primary site not referred from my previous breast cancer (11 years ago). It is rather aggressive and we will treat it aggressively. Our plan is to have surgery at UCSF, followed in 2 or 3 weeks with radiation and chemo to continue to shrink the tumor. We will know the schedule better next week. My ball-of-fire Neurologist Dr. Cokgor gets things done fast!
Dick and my family, especially daughter Elyse who came from LA to help, are all optimistic along with me!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
A personal note about future Daily Photos:
Thursday I was diagnosed with a small mass in my left brain, benign or cancerous unknown. I will have a biopsy done early next week. So there be interruptions now and then; I will try let you know when, or there may no warning. Here's to more interesting photos! Margie
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Two of you gave almost identical comments:
Muriel: Poor thing. It is but a shadow of itself.
Jim: Poor fence, it's just a shadow of it's self.
You amaze me!