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Two years ago today…An Update

July 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Two years ago today I was sitting in the Stanford Hospital waiting room worried that my husband might not make it through brain surgery. Since July 13, 2007 Travis has had too many medical appointments to count. He has been on too much medication, especially pain medication. He has been on Oxycontin, Duragesic pain patches, […]

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The tumor is completely gone!!!!

March 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Travis went to Palo Alto on Monday to have an MRI.  On Tuesday he saw Dr. Adler and was told that his tumor is completely gone.  As exciting as it is I still don’t think it has sunk in all the way. In my opinion, this is proof that CyberKnife radiation works.  It is the […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brain Tumor · cancer · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · Dr. Adler · radiation · Radiosurgery · recovery · Schwannoma military · Stanford · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor · update

New non-invasive treatment for Trigeminal Schwannoma-CyberKnife

March 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The other night while doing my nightly research I came across the most wonderful article.  It was just published in February 2009. Dr. John Adler, the best neurosurgeon in the world (the surgeon who has been taking care of Travis) has reported that 13 consecutive patients with Trigeminal Schwannomas were treated with CyberKnife between 2003-2007.  […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · CyberKnife · Cyberknife radiation · Dr. Adler · radiation · Radiosurgery · surgery · Trigeminal schwannoma · tumor

so much to say…

August 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

My posts have been few and far between because we have had so much going on.  All good news though…   Travis’s tumor is continuing to shrink. Travis’s double vision is improving. I got a GREAT job. We just got back from a wonderful vacation thanks to Wounded Warriors Family Support.  Check out their website […]

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · disabled veterans · everyday life · family

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 […]

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · follow up · happy · happy ending · radiation · Radiosurgery · tumor · update

The first CyberKnife Radiation treatment

November 8th, 2007 · No Comments

We got a call from Travis’s neurosurgeon.  He explained to us that the reason two treatments are needed is because the residual tumor is very close to Travis’s optic nerve.  To be safe the radiation should be broken up into two treatments.  Travis explained to his neurosurgeon that we could not really come back for […]

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Tags: Ativan · Brain Tumor · Cyberknife radiation · follow up · hospital · radiation · Radiosurgery · Stanford · tumor · update

Not sure what to think…

November 8th, 2007 · No Comments

We just got a call from the radiation department. They said that they were instructed to schedule Travis for two treatments.  All along we were told that he only needed one.  So now we are staying here for an extra night.  Travis is going to have one CyberKnife treatment first thing Friday morning and then […]

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Tags: confused · Cyberknife radiation · doctor · follow up · Stanford · stress · update

CT Scan, Good News, Long Day

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Today started early.  Travis had a CT Scan at 7:15am.  He took an Ativan before the appointment so that he could be relaxed.  We arrived at the Radiation Therapy unit and checked in.  They took us back into an area where they introduced their selves, took a picture of Travis for identification purposes, and started […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · CT Scan · Cyberknife radiation · follow up · hospital · MRI · positive · Radiosurgery · Stanford · surgery · tumor · update

Radiation is just around the corner

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

This time next week Travis will be finishing up his radiation.  I hope that he gets the results that we are looking for.  All we can do is hope for the best.

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Tags: Cyberknife radiation · radiation · Radiosurgery · Stanford · tumor