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Friday 19th December 2014,
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To have a slow-growing brain tumor

Three and a half years after my diagnosis my health care system finally hired a neuro-oncologist for the Sacramento area. You’d think the California state Capitol would have a fancy oncologist a bit sooner than that, but apparently neuro-oncology isn’t [...]

January 21, 2012 In Treatment, Newly Diagnosed, Surviving
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DNA in the house

In a previous post I mentioned that I am participating in the Gliogene study. This is a study where medical institutions like MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCSF are teaming up to find out if there are any genetic links to [...]

December 30, 2010 In Treatment
A shout-out to Brett Gibbs

A shout-out to Brett Gibbs

I had an MRI on Wednesday and have been putting off this blog post for a few days–but not because of the state of my health. As a matter of fact, my MRI on Wed., Dec. 2 looked great. When [...]

December 5, 2009 In Treatment
More love for medical insurance

More love for medical insurance

In May I went to see a neuro-oncologist for a second opinion at UCSF. I wasn’t seeking a second opinion because I had issues with Kaiser, I just thought it would be a good idea to see what another neuro-oncologist [...]

July 16, 2009 In Treatment
What if you are 30 and are in perfect health?

What if you are 30 and are in perfect health?

Dr. B called. The UCSF pathology department says my tumor is indeed a grade 2 astrocytoma. He had hypothesized that my tumor may have been an oligodendroglioma–but no. I’m still the same as I have been since I was officially [...]

June 16, 2009 In Treatment
You mean you want to pay me?

You mean you want to pay me?

At the end of my appointment today at UCSF I was invited to participate in a study. The purpose of the study is to keep track of people like me to see how we do over time and try to [...]

June 5, 2009 In Treatment
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Consultation at UCSF

Looking east Looking west Brett, Bob, and I didn’t mind waiting for the appointment. You don’t need a brain tumor to enjoy the view from UCSF neuro-oncology. Just ride the elevator to the top floor and you can see all [...]

June 5, 2009 In Treatment
Ready for bed?

Ready for bed?

I stayed up late for no reason except to enjoy it it. Brett is playing Resident Evil 2/3/whatever on the Wii. We both keep ourselves entertained each day. Wake up, pills. Breakfast and green tea. Read about neuroplasticity. Do balance [...]

February 28, 2009 Newly Diagnosed