What’s Next

Cyber Knife is a robotically controlled,high intensity radiation treatment aimed directly at a tumor or lesion.  So basically,I ‘m going to spend a good part of the next week having a robot shoot gamma rays at my brain.  On the upside, despite the name there’s no surgery involved.  The side effects are usually mild, but still, I’m a little nervous about the whole idea – seems a little science fiction, but they’ve been doing it since 1999.

I’m very happy to be on a nice long break between chemotherapy sessions and I’m feeling the most energetic I have in a long while.  Yesterday I got a blood transfusion and I think it added a little spring to my step.  Just a reminder – if you can spare a pint, donate blood soon – you never know who it might help.




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2 Responses to What’s Next

  1. Karen Smyczek says:

    There’s no fiction about it, but science can do wonders. Info on google shows a high rate of success. Lots of people rooting for you!

  2. John A. Baird (a.k.a.= "Uncle" John) says:

    Hey, “Mountain-man”: while you’ve been wandering thru naure out there in “The West:”; there’s been teams of medical techies researching their asses off. They have come-up with great discoveies… a lot of them via NASA, and NASA Gkenn, here in Brook Park.
    Thank God that you’re getting the best of this research can provide! Tell Syer we Clevelanders are still annxioust to meet her. Hope you get the best t\herapy available.

    .P.S.= DON’T even look at the Cleve. Indians baseball score…. they are playing the Eastern Div. teams, now; and getting the shit knocked out of themselves.

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