Jul 14, 2004 - 11:04 pm
Hi all, I'm a 37 yr. old female who was diagnosed with a Glio in February. Due to the location, it was inoperable, but I did the Temodar (did it make anyone else throw up as violently as I did?) along with the radiation (my hair fell out in a nifty "Mohawk" pattern), and overall I was very scared but optimistic that this thing CAN be overcome.
Radiation was over in April, and at the end of May I had an MRI. The docs all said it was "good news" that the tumor shrunk considerably and that there was "no new growth" anywhere else. They can't tell if the tumor is just dead-tumor scarring or not, but it's significantly smaller than the baseball size it was.
My question to you guys is: Is that common after treatment? To have a good MRI? I've heard so many horror stories about the Glio, and so I was surprised that the Docs were't telling me how short my lifespan was sure to be anymore. They told me that as long as my MRIs are good, they won't worry too much about me. I go for my next MRI in August.
If any of you have any info that might prove helpful to me, etc., I would really appreciate it.
Be strong, everyone...