Friday, April 5, 2013

1st Post-op Dr Visit

Good Morning Everyone,
I want to thank everyone for all the prayers, calls and cards you have sent to us during this repeat visit down this trail.  We truly appreciate all the support and love you send and we will continue to glorify God through your prayers.

The second surgery was indeed a little more difficult and recovery is a bit more challenging but luckily we are young and strong and fighting this curve in our life path is not anymore difficult than many of the challenges in all our lives.

Yesterday, Dana and I had our first post-op oncology visit at MD Anderson with Dr Penas-Prada. Dr Prada had some unfortunate news that the histo-pathology results revealed the tumor was a Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme.  Basically, the next grade up.  We talked about our treatment options and she wants to change the chemo regimen from 5 days to 21days but at 1/3 the dosage.  Luckily, I have very few side-effects from the Temodar (chemo) and so that is not as big a challenge as it could be. 

We were disappointed to hear that the tumor have changed but not daunted by the task ahead.  Through your support and prayers and my love of God and Family, I/we are up for the challenge.  We have been down this road before and recognize the challenges before us.  I am very blessed to have such a supportive wife, family and friends that we can all rise up to the challenge and fight this together.  I thank you all for your never-ending support through this journey and all your wonderful prayers.

With all our love
David and Dana
Audrey and Parker