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TriCare Can Pay for Travel Expenses

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Travis has a check-up next month with his neurosurgeon at Stanford.  When we got the insurance approval in the mail I noticed on the bottom of the letter from TriCare that it mentioned that travel reimbursement maybe be available if you are traveling more than 100 miles from your PCP.  Travis called the number on […]

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Tags: doctor · follow up · health insurance · medical bills · MRI · Stanford · Trigeminal schwannoma · Uncategorized · usefull info · visit

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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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

Back at Stanford for a follow up with his surgeon.

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Today we traveled up to Stanford.  Travis saw his neurosurgeon for the first time since the summer. He gave Travis’s progress a “B+”.  He said that he expects Travis’s eye to come back to normal.  He also expects his forehead to wrinkle again. Overall, the appointment went well.  We saw an MRI pre-surgery and compared it […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor · doctor · floow up · nerve damage · positive · Stanford · surgery · tumor · update

Amazing, exceptional, outstanding, incomparable, remarkable Doc!!!!

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

The list goes on and on. I am going to write more about him but this man does not deserve to wait. I can’t imagine getting through all of this without the guidance and support of Travis’s flight surgeon. I am going to call him “Doc” for privacy reasons…..I am not sure how he would […]

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Tags: Doc · doctor · helped us · support

Surgey and return visit to the hospital

July 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So much has happened since I last wrote. I will do my best to recall the important stuff. Friday, July13, 2007 was surgery day. I had a lot of confidence in Dr. Adler but I was still so scared. Even though I should have thought of positive things all I could think about was losing […]

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Tags: back pain · doctor · emergency room · hospital · Stanford · staples · surgery