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No diagnosis

In my previous post I said that I was yet to be given an official diagnosis for what happened to me in May. Unfortunately that’s still the case. My neurologist initially thought I’d had a stroke, but subsequent scans have … Continue reading

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An interesting few weeks

Long time readers of my blog might remember when I posted an update called “A little Scare” in 2003. In it I related being hospitalised overnight after having stroke-like symptoms. The theory after that incident was that I was having … Continue reading

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A small update

I’ll have more to say in a week or so (that’ll be 15 years since I first entered this surreal world.) Suffice it to say for now, that I’m still here despite the hand that life dealt me. It’s an … Continue reading

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Annual clinic visit today

I had my MRI last week, and today I returned for my annual two minutes with my neuro-oncologist (or whichever resident he delegated to this time.) Actually, I really saw him this time…for about 45 seconds. First a disembodied voice … Continue reading

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The annual round of appointments begins

MRI scan this coming Wednesday. Follow up clinic visit next week. Wish me luck!

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14 years. Who’d have thought it?

This last week I celebrated I passed 14 years since the initial presentation of what was originally thought to be Glioblastoma Multiforme. It probably wasn’t that, and the current diagnosis according to my neuro-oncologist is Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. I’m not even … Continue reading

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Sad news from the community

Death of prominent brain tumour singer and songwriter David M Bailey The international brain tumour community is mourning the death of one of its greatest heroes, US singer and songwriter David M Bailey, who passed away on Saturday morning in … Continue reading

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Support group meeting tonight

Although I’m in pain, thanks to a pulled Achilles tendon, I’ll be attending the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre’s support group meeting tonight. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. See the centre’s webpage for details. Be there … Continue reading

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Another clean scan

A week after my latest MRI the results are in. I’m updating this from the “Patient & Family Education Computer” at the Pencer Brain Tumour Clinic. Once again the scan shows no change. I wonder if I’ll be offered an … Continue reading

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Between MRI and clinic appointment

It’s that time of year again. I had my annual MRI in one of the spiffy new MRI machines at PMH last Tuesday evening. My clinic appointment is this coming Wednesday (August 11th.) This coming Tuesday is the second Tuesday … Continue reading

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