Saturday, December 1, 2012

This is an MRI image of my brain exactly nine months ago.  Shortly thereafter, it was removed and I was sent on my way.   Yesterday I had another series of images and a meeting with my amazing neurosurgeon.  I am thankful to report that the beast is still gone.  

There is a small area that we are keeping an eye on, but my surgeon is confident that it is scar tissue.  The other concern is recurrence.  Apparently meningiomas like to come back.  They grow from the lining of the brain, and even though that area was removed and replaced with artificial parts, there's always the chance of stray cells and recurrence.  For that reason I'll have regular imaging and follow up.

For now, we will be thankful for this gift.