At my most recent doctor’s visit at UCLA in September I reviewed my MRI results. There was no perceived growth. Over the past year since I finished chemo I feel stronger and less fatigued gradually each month. For example I might take naps 2-3 days a week as opposed to every day. I do still feel more absentminded and out of shape since my surgeries.
My wife and I got to attend a dinner gala at UCLA called “Art of the Brain” in September. It was an annual fundraiser to raise money for brain cancer research. It was a fun event; we listened to String Theory and sampled yummy food donated by local eateries. There was also an art exhibit on display showing art work of brain cancer survivors.
The Thursday after the dinner gala at UCLA I attended my first group meeting for brain cancer survivors at the Westlake Village Cancer Support Network. They meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00 (530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village 91361). I recommend the group to other brain cancer survivors. It was nice to be able to talk to people who have the same type of cancer and treatment. They also have a separate group meeting simultaneously for the caregivers of survivors.