Sunday, December 9, 2012

Radiologist appointment

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.

1 comment:

  1. Denise Sorry I have not written in a while. This is a very depressing time of year for me. Especially so this year as the kids will not be here for Christmas. We will be celebrating the day after my birthday. Which means I have an extra week to get the Tree up LOL. Just cannot get into the mood. I am so sorry you are going through this, but wanted you to know that I read a story today in the AARP magazine about a woman who was diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer that went to her lungs and liver, and she was given a 3 month life span. That was over 5 years ago. God has a plan, he does work miracles, don't give up the faith that he can heal. I am praying for that and will continue to do so. I heart breaks everytime I read one of your blogs. It breaks for joy at what you have, and it breaks from pain at what you could loose. I know if it it breaking for me and I am just your friend. Then it has to be ten times worse for you. I love you and want you to know that. Give Steve a great big hug and kiss everyday and cherish all the moments of past, present and FUTURE. God bless. Sue