April 30, 2015 6:22 am
All checked in and waiting in the bellows of MD Anderson to be called. One of the only times I’ll be really early for a treatment as it could help my chances of being the first patient!
I was talking with my wife on the way over, and I told her it was like taking the long walk of shame. She said sorry I had to do it alone (I came alone…my choice, Andrea will be coming later this afternoon).
I told her everyone takes the walk alone otherwise you’re just going out for breakfast. No shame in breakfast! tongue emoticon
Thank you for keeping our minds busy with all of the beautiful and heartfelt texts, emails and messages. Since I am alone, I’ll update when I can probably in this thread to make it easier.
Halo is on and MRI is all done. The MRI took longer than usual because they had to do extra sequences because it is so small.
Great news is it (the disease area) still remains very small. They just called up to my floor and are coming to take me down to surgery.
It’s going great so far! Thank you for the continued prayers! We love you all!
All done! Finished a little over an hour ago. It was only a 14 minute procedure this time. Shortest one yet! Looking forward to the days of 0 minute procedures because I’ll beat this thing! wink emoticon I have to be monitored for complications until about 1215 CT, and then I can be released!
It’s been a great day so far! Thanks be to God for always taking such great care of us and for assembling the most amazing medical team imaginable. We are blessed!
I also had the amazing opportunity as a “veteran” GammaKnifer to talk with an elderly woman who was very nervous. So nervous that she was on the brink of having to cancel her GammaKnife because of elevated blood pressure.
With that said, we had enough time to chat. I asked her what she was nervous about, and we spoke about how the whole process goes. I told her out of all the treatments and procedures this was the easiest to endure, and more importantly, it works! I chatted with her about how the treatments won’t always be easy, but they will always beat the alternative. We both have so much more life to live. Not sure if it helped her or not, but we laughed at the end. And she is currently getting her GammaKnife.
In life, use what you know and have experienced to pay it forward. Nobody fights alone!
We love you so very much!