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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 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

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

Facts I learned on Oprah today

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

On average a brain tumor cost $200,000 or more.  50% of bankruptcy is because of medical care Healthcare (costs) are the #1 cause of homelessness Healthcare costs are the#1 cause of bankruptcy  

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Tags: bankrupt · Brain Tumor · finances · health insurance · hospital · medical bills · surgery · tumor · usefull info

FUNDRAISER for Brooke Williams in San Diego, CA

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

FUNDRAISER FOR BROOKE WILLIAMS The Charger’s # 1 Fan (see photo’s)   LUNCH AND RAFFLE AT THE SKYBOX SPORTS GRILL Fox News will be covering this event CIRCLE THE DATE IN RED ON YOUR CALENDAR Saturday, September 8, 2007   11:00am to 1:30pm THE EVENT Location: Lunch at the SkyBox Sports Grill 4809 Clairemont Drive (Next […]

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Tags: brain cancer · Brooke Williams · child · fundraiser · girl · help · hospital · needs · San Diego · 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