Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MRI Report

This is not a pic of me looking like a chipmunk. It was taken in November. I just want to show off at how fast my hair is growing. I need to try find a latest one...

Well last week I had my MRI. It seemed to all be fine. There was a speck on the other side of my brain (right side) which I don't know what it is. I went to see Dr Dupper and he seems pretty content that things are alright. There doesn't seem to be any indication of high grade. There is still some odema and what might be some radiation damage ... we don't know. He is taking it to the "brainy" doctors on Friday when they get together to discuss it in more detail. Meanwhile, I continue as usual and have just about wiped it out of my mind.
Today I wasn't very happy. I had to make a dentist visit with dire results that is reflected by my chipmunk facial features. I have needed to go for a long time but was told that they wouldn't do any work while I am on chemo. So of course, the problem magnified itself to culminate in a wonderful series of events that has altered my ability to eat. I suppose a forced diet can't do much harm. Although I can still eat the yummy carrot cake to which I have placed a special area onto my hips. Anastasia and I went for our dentist visit on the same day and have ended up looking pretty much the same! Oh to share misery!

What a change of lifestyle I have had over the past years. I can only say that (par a few SMALL things) it is well worth it. I suggest it to everyone! Money isn't everything.


Anonymous said...

Love the hair ! Hope mouth better. I agree money isn't everything - one starts to value the real things in life. LOL D

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Diedre, Happy New Year! I am working on improving my blogroll- Cancer Blogs - at Being Cancer Network where your own blog is presently listed. One of the things I want to do is to improve the 800 blog entries, making them more useful for readers.

Check to see if information is correct. Please let me know your specific cancer diagnosis - the medical term. Also the year you were diagnosed and anything else you think is relevant for the listing such as a transplant. If you have written a book or memoir, I can feature it in a special Cancer Book List section. Please include the name of your blog in the email so I can put the information in the correct listing.

Cancer Blogs I & II has been a very popular (over 8000 visits) and valuable resource for folks. It allows people to view what others with a similar diagnoses have gone through. And it brings additional attention and traffic to survivor’s blogs. It is helping to build a strong, vibrant community of survivors.

Please consider adding Being Cancer Network to your blogroll if you have not already done so.

Please see my January 10 post - New Year’s New Face - for additional changes in the website. WIshing you a happy and healthy new year.

Dennis Pyritz, RN
leukemia & transplant survivor

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