Friday, April 06, 2007

My Husband, the most amazing fighter against a stubborn bastard tumor!

Some of you know, some don't, that my husband has been battling a brain tumor for 7 years. Very successfully I might add. He has had three brain surgeries and 9 months of chemo over the last 7 years. It seems the tumor is as stubborn as my husband and continues to grow. I just wanted to let you know that we just found out that it is back. Before anyone gasps in dismay let me first tell you that it is in the right frontal lobe of his brain, which as far as brain tumors go, is a great place to be since it's very operable. It was a tumor that wasn't detected until he was 25 so his brain has been living with this for a long time. He hasn't lost any function. Although it is in his behavior center of his brain and some say it can cause him to say/do things that otherwise might be considered rude :) one of his many charms. :)

Anyway,We met with the surgeon to figure out the best attack strategy this go round. Surgery is always best because it gets the dang thing out of harms way. We've scheduled surgery for April 18th. After the surgery and our long recovery cruise we hope to go on, it seems radiation will be next as they know that it will wipe out any remaining tumor cells. Radiation is a 6 week treatment that will pretty much wipe my husband out as well, but it will be totally worth it if it means the wretched tumor won't grow back!

Don't worry about us, this has always been a part of our marriage and it's just something we fight like a bad cold or flu.

Our brain is a truly amazing organ. Sunil had a neuropsych exam after his third surgery to see how he was functioning and he was still on the high end of the charts. The joke is that he is way smarter than me even with a chunk of his brain missing!

If you are interested, I've attached a link that explains his type of
tumor, just click on the title of this blog.

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