Wednesday, October 7, 2009
He is doing well today. He feels and acts better than he has since diagnosis of the tumor's return in September. He was informed that one of the things he was worried about (occasional loss of proprioception in the arm) isn't such a big deal. People live with this as a lifelong side effect sometimes. It is not necessarily indicative of anything bad. That combined with knowledge that most of what we see is normal radiation damage which can cause swelling months after treatment, and knowledge that the tumor appears not to have changed much if any since January seems to have improved his mood well into the positive-acceptance range.