Category Archives: Treatment Progress

Return to Houston

It’s that joyous time again to visit MD Anderson again.  Let’s hope and pray the edema inside my left brain has reduced.   As a recap, the team and I ultimately decided, after many consults and point of views, that it … Continue reading

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Houston Visit

This evening Ryan will begin his “visit” in Houston. He will be having an MRI and PET scan followed by visits with all 3 of his doctors. This is his first follow-up appointment following the high dose of steroids his … Continue reading

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Results Update

Good evening! We are on the airplane and heading home shortly from Houston to Detroit then to drive from Detroit to Grand Ledge! With all said and done, I should be making it home driving around 2am! Home sweet home! … Continue reading

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3-Days in Houston

Good morning, and a very happy Monday! Thank you for sharing your lives. It is amazing to be a small part of each others lives even if it is through pictures or messages every once in awhile. We just landed … Continue reading

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Removing Port

Good afternoon to all of you amazing friends and family. Today is an absolutely beautiful fall day. It helps relax me and keep me calm. This is an important statement because life can get very busy sometimes. I look forward … Continue reading

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Treatment Update

September 20, 2016 Good afternoon and a beautiful one at that! I hope this message finds your lives full of love and happiness. I truly hope that no matter what life throws your way that you are able to find … Continue reading

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Update & the Future

Good evening, and I hope all of you are doing amazing in your beautiful lives. I cannot tell you how sorry and embarrassed I am to not have done an update (or any post) for a long time. We are … Continue reading

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Continued Improvement. No Significant Activity.

A very good and beautiful morning to all of you! I hope you are enjoying your lives and mentally, it is everything you thought it would be at this point regardless of what has been thrown your way. For me, … Continue reading

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Prayers Answered

For once, I can keep it short, simple, and uncomplicated! It was a great day with regards to the brain. All previously treated lesions are stable, and there are NO new lesions! Praise God. Rescan in 2 months for my … Continue reading

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Round 73 of Chemo & Re-Staging Scans

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 The day is going rather smoothly, and everything is happening relatively on schedule. I’m all checked in for my MRI. IV has been started with no issues. Currently, I’m waiting to be called for the actual … Continue reading

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PET Scan 5/18/2016

Thank you for all of your messages and notes. It’s been busy here lately so I sincerely apologize for the lapse in Facebook posts. I know you’ll say it’s okay, but from my point of view, I built this platform … Continue reading

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Treatment Tomorrow (Weds)

A very good and beautiful morning to all of you!! Thank you for all of the warm and heartfelt messages you always send but especially with my most recent update about gammaknife #5. The last 24 hours have been chaotic … Continue reading

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Gamma Knife #5

Good evening! I hope this message finds your lives full of purpose and meaning. I hope that, no matter your age or walk in life, you have surrounded yourself with caring, uplifting, and inspiring people. I know I have, and … Continue reading

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PET scan results & update

Good morning, and a very happy Monday to all of you! I hope this message finds you doing very well. I hope and pray your lives are full of love, purpose and memories. We only get one chance through this … Continue reading

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Chemo Round 68

Good morning to all of you amazing people in our lives. We truly cannot thank you enough for sharing all of the roller-coaster of emotions with us through this journey. It’s been a very long one with so many experiences, … Continue reading

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Change in Plans – PRAYERS PLEASE

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope this message finds you relaxed, smiling and full of life. We are here for only a short amount of time. Don’t waste a second by living in regret and anger. Some things are out of … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy Plan

Efficiency is the name of the game! Currently at the airport, and I’ll be on my way home shortly. Nothing like a day trip to Houston. The consult went like this: Dr. Ravi pops open the door and steps in … Continue reading

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Brain MRI & PET Scan Review Part II

Good evening! I’m so sorry about the delay. It’s been a rough and long 2.5 days to say the least. As always, it can never be cut and dry. Furthermore, I arrived home about 1am last night only to wake … Continue reading

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PET Scan Results

Good afternoon everybody! I truly hope this message finds your lives full of laughter, joy and love no matter what life throws your way. It’s not always easy to laugh and smile, but it is always worth it. Unfortunately, we … Continue reading

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Absence & Update

Good evening, and a very happy Sunday to all of you. I’ve been absent. I know. I cannot tell you how much the messages mean to me/us even though I was silentfor a time. We cannot thank you for always … Continue reading

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