Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26th Tuesday: MRI Day

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Charlotte had her MRI today.
We got up early and were on the road by 5:40, so it has been a fairly long day!

The MRI itself went well, Charlotte took the anaesthesia well and woke up happily. The results left us feeling a little unsettled. There was no sure sign of cancer at least. There was a "thickening" of the edge of the cavity all the way around which seemed to be expected, or at least explained. There was one little area at the back- bottom of the cavity that was thicker looking than the rest of it. This thickening is a layer around the perimeter that acts like a barrier or scar tissue between the brain and the cavity left from surgery. Charlotte's oncologist checked with her surgeon before speaking with us to see if he had any clues, he has not come back with anything. She also put in a call to the radiation oncologist to see if he had any ideas about why this could be. She is wondering if it could have been affected differently because of where the field of radiation was in her head. Hopefully we will know a bit more tomorrow.

Since today was inconclusive and we know that this tumour is very aggressive our oncologist asked to push our next MRI up a couple weeks, the original plan was for every six weeks. I guess we will be back within a month to take another look.

Thank you all for your prayers, Allison


  1. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Praise God. We're still praying.
    Dale & Cheryl

  2. Kevin & Delaine7:10 AM

    Thanks for the update. We will continue to pray.