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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MRI results

One solid white spot that was still there post-surgery is now definitely gone. Another fuzzy white spot has changed in appearance and may be larger. The doctors believe it is not tumor, but is radiation damage that is changing shape as it unfolds and decompresses as the brain expands back into the hole where the tumor was. (now that is a confusing sentence)

To be cautious, they are adding another medicine to his regimen and plan to check again in six weeks. Hopefully the area will reduce or stabilize. They did hint that in some cases a surgical trip might be required to check it out, but not yet in this case.

They are pleased with how he is handling the medicines he is on. The side-effects he is reporting are what they expect and hope for. No side-effects makes them wonder if the dosage is enough.

So the news appears to be all good except for one nagging concern; the fuzzy white spot. But the surgeon saw the fuzzy white spot area during surgery, checked it out, and did not think it was tumor, so the news may be all good.

He is scheduled for another Houston checkup in six weeks.

Thank you for your prayers. Please continue as this goes forward...the prayers have been helping.

1 comment:

  1. Boooo, fuzzy white spot. Yeaaa, prayers! We are keeping the faith with you, Collins Family.