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5th round of chemo & Happy Birthday to my wife and son

% I started my 5th round of chemo on March 4, 2013. That day I spent at UCLA doing all my tests and meeting with my chemo oncologist. The MRI showed that there was no tumor growth. During March my … Continue reading

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4th Chemo Treatment, February 2013

My energy level during the month of February has been better than in previous months. I am still more tired during my week of chemo, but the side effects have been somewhat milder. The Tuesday after my week of chemo … Continue reading

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3rd Chemo Treatment, Happy New Year

I began my 3rd round of chemo on January 7, 2013. Compared to my chemo treatment in December, I wasn’t as sick. I was able to hold down more food, not feel quite as nauseous and had a little more … Continue reading

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Second month of chemo + stomach flu, December 2012

My second round of chemo began on Monday December 10th, 2012. I had another MRI which looked good-still no tumor regrowth. Looking back on my experience during my second treatment I realized that I might have had the stomach flu … Continue reading

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First Month of Chemotherapy November 2012

I started my first month of chemotherapy in November 2012. Luckily I started on November 13th and had some time to recover before Thanksgiving. My chemo schedule includes taking pills at night before bed for 5 days a month and … Continue reading

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Treatment Starts 2 Months Post-Surgery

After waiting to get the new pathology of my tumor (for the 3rd time) I hit a few more roadblocks before finally starting my treatment. At first there was a delay in the UHC specialty pharmacy getting my chemo drugs … Continue reading

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Treatment

Last Monday, August 27th, I met with my neuro oncologist and neuro surgeon. I also got an MRI. The MRI revealed that my tumor had not grown back, there was just scar tissue. Also we got feedback from the UCSF’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Tumor

I was told on Monday of this week by the neuro oncology team at UCLA that the pathologists didn’t know what kind of tumor that I had. The neurosurgeon’s told us that I had a pineal blastoma the day of … Continue reading

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Miracles

            The outpouring of prayers and support from so many peopleĀ over the past several weeks has been overwhelming. We have appreciated all of the acts of kindness and service that we have received. We know … Continue reading

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Second Craniotomy at UCLA

Luckily for the second surgery I was able to show up the morning of instead of hanging out for days in the hospital prior to the surgery. I was told that the recovery time post surgery would be 3-5 days-it … Continue reading

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