Thanks for the mention. We all appreciate your diligence in your new role as keeper of the AN treatment calendar schedule.
This MRI has been postponed twice (1. doctor not available to consult with me. 2. MRI machine broke) so I'll be glad to get it done. I expect it will show shrinkage and necrosis, as was noted on the last MRI (December, 2007). I'm making a big effort to see my neurosurgeon this time so he can explain the MRI to me in some detail. I believe he'll only require an annual MRI after this one. I presume he'll also give me the quickie neurological exam he usually does, i.e. "follow my finger", "walk heel-to-toe", "stand on one leg"
, etc. I think he's going to retire soon so I wanted to see him one more time. After this, a phone call from his successor (a bright young lady neurosurgeon he's been training) telling me "everything was O.K."
and maybe answering a few simple questions about that year's MRI scan will suffice.
To make the 60-mile round trip more interesting, after the MRI and doctor consult, my wife and I are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary (our 38th) with a delicious lunch at a unique seafood restaurant located on the Connecticut shore that is a longtime favorite of ours. Frank Sinatra once dined there and so have many other celebrities that were performing in the area. It's very popular. This is what I'll be thinking of when I'm encapsulated in the clunking MRI machine.
I'll be sure to post the results when I have them, probably late Friday or sometime Saturday.
Of course, my best wishes and prayers will be with Kathleen on Wednesday, as will those of so may others, I know.Jim