Health, Medical, Brain Tumor, Schwannoma, Resection, CyberKnife, & a U.S.Marine

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  • December 31, 2005-Travis first noticed double vision.
  • February 2006-Travis began to noticing numbness on the left side of his mouth and tongue.
  • March 16, 2006-Travis was diagnosed with a brain tumor that the neurosurgeons believed to be a Schwanomma.
  • May 8, 2006-Travis had his first surgery at Navy Medical Center San Diego.
  • May-June 2006-Travis on Convalescent Leave for work. (stayed home and rested)
  • July 2006-Travis returned to work.
  • August 8, 2006-1st Limited Duty term begins, informed by neurosurgeon that the latest MRI shows no change.
  • November 2006-Travis began to notice new symptoms that concerned him.
  • December 12, 2006-Travis got an MRI.
  • December 21, 2006-Travis received a call informing him that his tumor grew back and was larger than the original tumor found.
  • January 11, 2007-Travis was informed that radiation will be the safest and most effective treatment for his tumor and that treatment will start at either the end of February or the beginning of March. Radiation will be 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for six weeks.
  • February 8, 2007-2nd Limited Duty term begins.
  • April 30, 2007-Travis told by his “boss” that we would be on a call in status.
  • May 12, 2007- We traveled to Stanford and met with Dr. John Adler. He who told us that he shared Travis’s case with the team and that they are all in agreement that there is only one logical treatment plan for Travis, which would be to operate and then follow up with radio surgery.
  • July 13, 2007 (Friday the 13th)-Travis had his second surgery at Stanford Medical Center.
  • November 9, 2007 Travis returns to Stanford to receive CyberKnife radiation.