Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Very Own Think Tank

Just got off the phone with Kenny at U of W. We're on a first name basis already. After the chief at U of W looked over my tumor package he put my case up for the Tumor Board Conference that occurs tomorrow morning. The board consists of various neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and nurses. Together, they will review the specifics of my tumor to decide on the proper procedure and most suited neurosurgeon. According to Kenny it will probably still be the chief, but after the conference we will have more information.

We should hear back from Kenny either tomorrow afternoon or at the very latest Thursday morning. With that word will come further instructions, most likely leading me to a Friday appointment with the chosen surgeon.

I still can't believe this is happening. As Kenny was running me through the above conversation, I was honestly waiting for him to say that I wouldn't need surgery or treatment. Somewhere in the back of my mind I'm still waiting to hear that the large mass is actually just a rare species of tapeworm, and all I need is a bottle of antibiotics.

3 comments:

  1. Don't give up the ship Jess, they still might say: oh, hey, wait a minute, ah, by the way, this ain't what we thought it was, wait, we need to regroup. That has happened, but in the meantime be your sweet self and feed your mother chicken soup! xoxoxxooxoxo

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  2. Jessica McCormackApril 20, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    I like the sounds of this Kenny. Less of a Gambler than that other Kenny (although, that guy is a hoot...just not when it comes to things that don't involve whiskey and poker chips...you know, things like brain surgery). Chin up girly, it sounds like you are in exceptional hands and are getting the best advice possible. Looooove you, Blue Eyes

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  3. Thank God you sent your STUFF to Seattle... it seems like they are really doing things right. I hope the time goes by quickly.

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