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Radiation done….a happy ending :)

November 9th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Today was not so exciting.  Travis had his second and last treatment of CyberKnife radiation.  While Travis was getting radiated I spoke with a couple who were in the waiting room.  There was a man there who was given 6 months to live after being diagnosed with lung cancer.  He had radiation and 9 ½ year later he is still here.  He said that after 5 years his doctor told him that they did not need to continue monitoring him and that he was cancer free.  The more I talk to people and the more I read the more I am hearing these stories.  I love hearing them.

After an hour Travis’s radiation was done.  Travis’s neurosurgeon told us that he would like to see us in six months.  He also said that he expects Travis’s eye and jaw to improve over time but if it does not he could see a plastic surgeon.  Travis really enjoyed the mask he had to wear.  He asked his neurosurgeon to autograph it.  Then Travis wore the mask the whole car ride home.  Maybe this is the happy ending to a year and a half of worrying.

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On the way to treatmentTravis wearing the maskTravis in the bedTravis ready for CyberKnifeanother view of TravisTravis and the machineTravis and the mask

close up of Travisanother close up Travis posing with the maskTravis loves this maskTake the mask off alreadyHe is having too much funlast picture with the mask

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