I had a recent follow-up appointment with my radiation oncologist to discuss the treatment plan for the regrowth of my craniopharyngioma (pituitary tumor).
Dr. M. said the team believes Gamma Knife radiosurgery offers the best option for delivering precise, targeted radiation—without affecting nearby cranial nerves—as opposed to hitting me with five separate radiation treatments.
Nothing is scheduled yet, but I recall the last time I had Gamma Knife in 2012. I remember the surgeons drilling screws in the surface of my skull and attaching a helmet that looked like an old metal macaroni strainer to my head. The procedure was quick and I had no issues recovering from it. So here’s hoping for the best. I came up with a short poem to summarize the treatment plan.
In field of vision.
Or at least that’s
The surgeon’s plan.
I’ll believe it
When two becomes
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Best wishes, Francis. Every year the technology gets better and better. Soon the procedure and the double vision will be behind you. Will be thinking of you and awaiting more poems.
Thanks so much Janice! Happy New Year to you.