Good news! We got the tumors.

Hello Everyone! Keala here. Mom isn’t feeling well today so I’m acting as scribe.

We saw Gordon Watson, the radiation oncologist, on Wednesday. He’s pretty sure they got the two tumors they were after! There is still some swelling though so it’ll take a little while til we can see for sure what is going on. He also said they over-radiated so we are dealing with some radiation necrosis. I’m taking the steroid dexamethazone to try and help me recover and help the brain swelling go down. It’ll be a long recovery over the summer but our hopes are high! I also went to see an ENT and he suggested physical therapy that will hopefully help me gain back some of my equilibrium. In the mean time I am very grateful for family and friends who are helping me so that I don’t have to be in the hospital. Loving all the warm weather too!

Love to all, Melanie (and Keala)

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5 Responses to Good news! We got the tumors.

  1. Heather Fenn says:

    Glad U a getting better. You are in my prayer. You are very blessed to have such great & wonderful family and friends. Your family trip looked fun. Wish i was there to help u. Take it one day at a time. Love U melanie.

  2. Julie says:

    No sympathy for the tumors, and yay for you! Keala, thanks for the wonderful update.

  3. Natalie Jones says:

    Yippee!! That IS great news! I am so happy for you Melanie, i hope that your recovery is swift and that you are feeling better in no time. Lots of love flowing your way!

  4. annie grow says:

    Oh! What good news! Thank goodness for the warmth during this recovery period – the cold makes everything harder. Love you both!

  5. Debbie says:

    What fabulous news Mel! That is the best news ever! We love you Mel and are here for you, anytime of the day or night. Love, Deb and Greg

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