We had our consult with the radiologist who agreed with the oncologist on preventative brain radiation. He said the memory loss happens most often in patients over 70 years of age. Downfalls to the procedure are complete hair loss, a sunburn on his forehead and fatigue.
He has to have an MRI which is scheduled for tomorrow night. Be prayerful as this test was very hard for him previously. We are checking on meds he can get before the test begins to help calm him from the claustrophobic feeling. This will tell if the lung cancer is in the brain.
He then has a mask made out of a weave of a spaghetti-like material that hardens into the shape of his head. This is used to mark where the radiation happens each time. He will go 5 days a week for 3 weeks.
This coming weekend will be a gathering of Steve's family for Christmas. We have a great party at our house for our Christmas Eve complete with prime rib and gourmet deserts, and then meet at his parents for our Christmas Day to do a gift exchange.