Thursday, February 26, 2009

Second Treatment

Evan is scheduled to have his second TheraSphere Radiation treatment on March 3rd for the left side of his liver. This side of the liver has bigger and more tumors then the right side had. We will need to be at the hospital at 10:30am to first have an echocardiogram as a precaution because of his mini stroke that he had on Monday morning. After the echocardiogram then he will get set up for his treatment around noon and then we begin the waiting game again. After a month of waiting, Evan will have another CT scan to see how successful the treatment was. We are praying that we will get the same great news as we did for the right side.

Thanks, as always, for your love and prayers.

If you are curious about TheraSphere, check out this link and watch the video clip

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mini Stroke

Yes it is true, this morning Evan woke up at 6:00 and his left arm was not functioning normally. It was almost as if it was numb and he couldn't lift it. It remained that way for about an hour and then it started to feel almost normal again. I was at work before he ever got up so I was not aware of what was going on. He sent me an IM message around 9:00 from work and it sent me into a panic. I called the doctors office and they wanted him to rush to the hospital and have an MRI on his brain to see if there were any blood clots or cancer lesions. I met him at the hospital and waited impatiently in the waiting room. I'm sure I was driving everyone nuts as I kept making the girl at the desk call back and check on him as I paced the floor. The doctor looked over the MRI and said that Evan had a mini stroke but everything looked fine and there isn't any sign of cancer or blood clots on his brain but he wanted to confur with the Radiologist to verify the results. We are still waiting to hear from the doctor with the radiologists results. He hasn't received the full strength back in his left arm yet but it is gradually getting stronger. He says he is at about 90% of normal. We are so lucky that there are no lasting effects from his stoke. If this ever happens again he promises to let me know earlier so that we can get him to the hospital within the 3 hour stroke window.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mapping went Great !

I went in for my mapping of the left side of my liver a couple of days ago and they said that it went great and they are now ready for my Radiation treatment. I should be getting a call in the next few days and they will schedule the treatment for a week or two from now. At that point, my liver should look pretty clear and things might be good to go.

They will plan on doing another CT scan a month after my next treatment and then if the liver looks clean, they will just do check ups on me to make sure I don't have any new cancer down the road but this is good news and things are looking good.

I will let you know what I find out next.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good News Today from the Doc

I went to the Doctor today to get the results of the CT scan that I had on Monday and he said that it looks like the tumors are shrinking and dieing and he said this is exactly what they wanted. So, at this point, I have scheduled the mapping process for the other half of the Liver for next Thursday and then they will plan on the treatment within two weeks of that day.

So all looks good and we move forward. At this point I think we are not in the clear but getting closer every day. Once the second treatment is done I should be pretty clear but still may need one more treatment but other than that, I think I will be taken care of for a long time.

Thanks to all of you for all of the prayers that have been said in my behalf. I know it has helped a ton.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

And The Wait Begins

Today is Tuesday but I wanted to update you all that Monday I went in and had a CT Scan to see if there was any good news from the first Radiation treatment that I did. I wont find out till Wednesday afternoon when I meet with my Doctor. We are hopeful that it is going well and we will let you all know on Wednesday.