Monday, November 14, 2011


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all the calls and text messages. I am so sorry I have not responded to all and once again, thought the best way to get all the information out was via blog:) So, apologize that some of you may be wondering what is going on. 

This morning David was picked up by his good friend, neighbor, and radiologist, Greg Bathhurst:) They went to do the MRI scan at 8:30 a.m.  And I hate to say, there is not much to report. We need the post opt MRI from MD Anderson to compare with this MRI to show if there is any shrinkage in the cancer tentacles. The tumor was taken out at surgery, well 99% of it. And unlike other Cancers, we can not take out the whole tumor because there are tentacles that are to small and intertwined with the Brain to take out. So, that is why we did the radiation. Because, we hope the radiation kills, shrinks, and prevents any new growth. So, that all being said, the scan did not show a big golf ball size tumor! Yeah! But, to see if any of the tentacles have shrunk we need to look at the scan after surgery. David also had blood work done and we will get those results in the next couple days. I hope this all makes sense:( I am trying best to explain it in a non medical way:) 

When I talked to David he sounded upbeat and positive and said everything looked good but we won't know for sure until we compare the two scans. He is out now enjoying an afternoon of Golf with Greg. Leave it to David to have just another normal day:)

So, what is next?

We are waiting for MD Anderson to mail the CD with the post operative scan to Hill Crest. We will then have Dr. Bathhurst review it and give us his opinion. This could be in the next couple days.

But, no matter what, we will know for sure on Monday, November 21st what the report and next step is. As this is the day that we will meet with Dr. Groves, our Neurooncologist at MD Anderson. At this point we will know exactly what the scan looked like and what are plans of management are in the months and years to come:) ( KEY WORD, years:))))

Love and Hugs to everyone and promise to keep everyone updated! Thank you for always thinking of our family. I hope that one day I can show all the gratitude and love to each and every one of you that you have given to our family!

The Hursts!