Category Archives: Charise
This piece of junk is dangerously inaccurate and has no ability to be properly calibrated. Avoid at all costs. Frankly at this point after a half week of it stressing out Charise by telling her she is 40 points higher … Continue reading
Ok I ground my way through them and the pictures are up in the gallery. I don’t think I did the party justice though, I was a bit sick and not really taking many pictures once things got rolling. * … Continue reading
I was hoping to add dads but he couldn’t figure out Amazon wish lists, or something with his accounts. Looks like there UI could use a little work at least for the non technical… So anyway here is ours, and … Continue reading
Another clean looking MRI, the Dr. was very pleased. Charise is having a couple issues but the thinks they should clear up in time and are not characteristics of anything new. All and all a excellent visit and positive result.
It was up to SF today for another cerebral MRI. Charise got a clean bill of health. The Dr. expressed genuine surprise and pleasure with how totally clean her head was. For those who don’t know they basically pump some … Continue reading
Another follow up MRI today. I’ll up when we have the results. No reason to think it won’t be, there was just a bit of ocluded area on the last one.
Well, we got some more bad news last week. Looks like Charise’s teaching partner has decided that she needs to return to work full time (totally understandable given her own personal upheaval). Unfortunately the consequences of this is that it … Continue reading
Charise’s head is healing up nicely.
Yep it’s that time again, Charise’s Birthday today! You forgot? I suggest Amazon wish list, and blame the shipping delay on them. She is the ripe old age of 35 today, I would make an infirm joke but…
I noticed this on DIGG, an intresting look at things to come thought this was used for the lungs. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2006/omniguide.html
In brief Charise is doing well. No new developments really. She is currently backing (slowly) off of the steroids. This is making her tired and weak, though not as bad as the last time we tried this. Originally they had … Continue reading
Before image above (I added the red outline of the tumor to help distinguish it since the export images are low resolution. After: note how the contrast is now the same across the image. The before is about center mass … Continue reading
So…. as is often the case are visist to UCSF consisted of something good something bad and something else. The MRI of Charise’s spine looks clear. The Doc is waiting on a final report by Radiology but seems pretty comfortable … Continue reading
Just finished the spinal MRI. We will be getting the results back this afternoon at UCSF. Hopfully it will also be clear and we can sail along the recovery road with no radiation detour.
Just a quick bit that I forgot to mention. They classified the Apendenoma as a type 2. 1 being the slowest growth and least problematic to 4 being the worst. So this effects how often we will need to get MRI’s … Continue reading
Some pictures of the staples and stitches being taken out. We are hopping that Charise will be able to return to school after summer break (she will be out on disability, sort of. Teachers don’t actually get state disability, so … Continue reading
Ok so we now have the final pathology back on the tumor. It is in fact a low grade Apendanoma (sp), meaning slow growth, and *benign* which is a super relief. They still need to do a second spinal MRI … Continue reading
Ok a couple folks have asked…so, this weekend we have visiting hours 2-4pm Saturday and Sunday. If you want to come by at some other point just give me a call and we can see what will work. Between the … Continue reading
We received some beutuful flowers. Mallory and devon, Denise, Spragg, my Mom, Boby and Ed, Wes the other day… and on! I’m typing with my thumbs. They are making the room smell great. I’ll post some more pictures when I … Continue reading
The crainial swelling is going down a bit so looks like we are actualy on track for a friday jail break.