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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2010, 03:58:48 pm »
Game On...my treatments resume in the morning...on a Saturday no less...the Doctor himself called and shared the news, they got the part and fixed the CK machine! www.wonkyhead.com

WooHoo!

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Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2010, 04:38:30 pm »
Hey, Doc ~

Congratulations!  What a ride!

Jim
4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is.  The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2010, 08:10:34 pm »
Glad to hear it, Doc. Let's get 'er done!

Steve
8 mm left AN June 2007,  CK at Stanford Sept 2007.
Hearing lasted a while, but left side is deaf now.
Right side is weak too. Life is quiet.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2010, 04:22:14 pm »
Had number four of five Treatment this morning - blogging at www.wonkyhead.com

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Doc
Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2010, 05:15:23 pm »
Doc,
So glad to read that you were back in the Toaster today and that you'll finish up tomorrow!!!!!!!!  IMHO, Jason (can't remember if he is from Halloween or Friday the 13th) needs to ditch the hockey mask and replace it with a CK one.

Cyndi

PS - Hope Freddie is doing well. :)
diagnosed 7-27-09 4 cm CPA
12 hr translab 8-25-09
Dr Chicooca & Dr Welling at OSU/The James
sliver of tumor remains on brain stem
left SSD & facial paralysis (was 6/6, 2-3/6 at 9 weeks, 1/6 within 4 months) 6 month MRI on 3-17-10.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2010, 07:47:06 pm »
Hey Cyndi,

Yes, it was great to get back on the treatment trail...only one more left.  Freddie's doing great, sleeping next to me as I type this...that's my boy!

Take Care!
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Doc

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Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2010, 01:13:17 pm »
CK Complete - Five Up Fiive Down - Blogging at www.wonkyhead.com

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Doc
Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2010, 01:30:16 pm »
Hi Doc,

I am sorry I caught this late. I have been under the weather lately. I am so glad you are done. I hear it was quite a ride. I like your videos and the toast. When I think of radiation I always think of a frying pan for some reason. Your toast sounds and looks better. You have been through quite an ordeal and hopefully this will be it. You are on your way to complete recovery. Keep us posted.

Vivian
CPA AN(most likely meningioma) 1.6cm by 1.5cm by 1.9cm diagnosed early March 09. Watch and Wait.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2010, 09:56:19 pm »
Doc,
Congratulations on finishing CK!!!!!!! Your blog has helped educate me about CK and what to expect during the treatments.  The only question I have is about the noise levels - is it like an MRI?

My next MRI is on St Patrick's Day. I'll be wearing green for that appointment!

Cyndi
diagnosed 7-27-09 4 cm CPA
12 hr translab 8-25-09
Dr Chicooca & Dr Welling at OSU/The James
sliver of tumor remains on brain stem
left SSD & facial paralysis (was 6/6, 2-3/6 at 9 weeks, 1/6 within 4 months) 6 month MRI on 3-17-10.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2010, 09:28:05 am »
Doc,
See your schedule wasn't totally screwed up with the machine being broken! Hope you were able to keep your appts, or did you have to change them, just to turn around and go anyway?
Good thing about pessimism is you are pleasantly surprised when things DO work out.
I'm eternally optimistic,and sometimes that's a bummer, because then I get dissapointed when things DON'T go as I expected.
Hmmm,
Maureen
06/06-Translab 3x2.5 vascular L AN- MAMC,Tacoma WA
Facial nerve cut,reanastomosed.Tarsorrhaphy
11/06. Gold weight,tarsorrhaphy reversed
01/08- nerve transposition-(12/7) UW Hospital, Seattle
5/13/10 Gracilis flap surgery UW for smile restoration :)
11/10/10 BAHA 2/23/11 brow lift/canthoplasty

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2010, 02:55:09 am »
Doc, congrats on becoming a toastie postie. Now the healing begins. Just know that if you begin to feel worse, that'll pass very soon. Before you know it, you'll be feeling great. Any rough patches are part of the process and don't last long.

Best wishes,
TW
L. AN 18x12x9 mm @ diagnosis, 11/07
21x13x11 mm @ CK treatment 7/11/08 (Drs. Chang & Gibbs, Stanford)
21x15x13 mm in 12/08 (5 months post-CK), widespread necrosis, swelling
12x9x6 mm, Nov. 2017; shrank ~78% since treatment!
W&W on stable 6mm hypoglossal tumor found 12/08

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2010, 07:57:08 pm »
I got a card from the CyberKnife Team - www.wonkyhead.com!

Take Care!
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Doc
Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2010, 09:09:46 am »
Hey doc,
Read your blog. The lovely thank you letter forgot the :

"P.S."- Sorry the machine broke halfway through your treatments! Thanks for your patience!



You really are on top of everything- vestibular retraining, nerve stimulation, and working a full load.
I'm impressed. You've come so far :) :) :)

Keep up the humor!
Maureen
06/06-Translab 3x2.5 vascular L AN- MAMC,Tacoma WA
Facial nerve cut,reanastomosed.Tarsorrhaphy
11/06. Gold weight,tarsorrhaphy reversed
01/08- nerve transposition-(12/7) UW Hospital, Seattle
5/13/10 Gracilis flap surgery UW for smile restoration :)
11/10/10 BAHA 2/23/11 brow lift/canthoplasty

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Re: Starting CyberKnife Treatments on Monday!
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2010, 10:37:17 am »
Thanks so much Maureen, for your kind words and support over the months since I've started my journey back...!  And yeah, they missed a point or two didn't they!

You Take Care!
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Doc
Left-Translab July '09. Cyberknife Jan 2010. In Apr 2017, four more tumors found; three in the brain and one, 7cm long, on my spinal cord; it was surgically removed. It was cancerous, and so are the others. I've been receiving Chemo since June '18, and I'm still in treatment.

 


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