...I have no tumor!!!! It was scar tissue and inflammation. Hey-oooooooo. Also, we are pushing my MRIs out to every four months.
Although Dr Liau was very busy she helped us go through my pathology (apparently IDH1 mutation does have a better prognosis). She was positive about what I'm doing, and definitely on board with the Accutane, since it works amazingly with the IDH1 mutation. She worked on a clinical trial with Accutane and glioma patients a decade or so ago and it was considered a failure. But in 2008 scientists recognized the IDH1 mutation and when retrospective research was done, they realized that those in the trial with the IDH1 mutation way outlived their peers. I can't wait to start taking it! Liau said lots of those from the original trial are still alive! Yay for looking into my pathology. Yay for having targeted treatment. I am so lucky!!
We're currently waiting for Dr Cloughsey. I can't wait to meet him and talk to him at depth about my genetics/pathology, and what things could work as backup plans in the future if Hermie crawls out of hibernation. (Of course, I'm also really excited to talk more about the Accutane trial results and details.)
Danny and I can not believe the good news, especially since I woke up with my right eye dropping, eek! I hate it when that happens. It makes me feel like my face is melting.
What a relief. I can't even absorb the good news! I'll be pinching myself the rest of the day. Tonight will be a delicious meal with a full bodied red wine, then I'm back to the protocol. Gotta celebrate :)
Good God I am such a lucky girl!!!! Wow.