Saturday, May 30, 2015

Before and After MRIs

So I have been pretty transparent in this process, the image above is from the first MRI before surgery, and the tumor is in the red box.  The image below is the day after surgery, and the boxed area should be the same area without the tumor (or at least without most of it.)  The post surgery MRI is a little harder for me to decipher, not on the same scale (uses different viewing software that is not as easy to manipulate.) You can see the void, you can also see how much bone was lost to the tumor and the surgery for removal.  That is going to take a while to heal and stabilize.  Isn't technology grand?

I am using a walker, I walked 30 minutes with stopping this morning.  I figured out how to get in and out of the brace without help last night.  That means I can get up in the night without waking anyone.  It takes me longer to do it alone, but it really felt good to gain another inch of independence.  

The first post discharge follow up with the Neurosurgeon is Monday morning.  I will find out what the next step in the adventure is.   


  1. WOW! That's amazing. It's great that they got it all out, and you WILL heal up!

    I know the brace thing is exciting, every bit of independence must be wonderful for the soul.

    Peace <3

  2. Loving thoughts for healing from a Beard in San Diego!

  3. ay yi yi! medicine has come a long way from leeches, hasn't it? and such progress you're making! I dare say being home has plenty to do with that!