Jan 18, 2011 - 9:11 pm
I wanted to just let you know that my husband had his first "dive" today with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I've posted before that he's sustained vision loss, pretty substantially, due to radiation necrosis. It's on the optic chiasm, and we are hopeful we are going to see some very positive results and ideally a full restoration of his sight.
Since this was an area of which I knew nothing, I'll make some updates here as he goes through treatment. Feel free to ask any questions. I'm by no means an expert, but I'm learning. He'll be going five times a week for several weeks. His "dive" is two hours each day. He did well, and the technician was pleased that he was such a great patient.
I've read as many as 1 in 5 patients may have some form of radiation necrosis (I hope this is not true), so I hope that our story can have great results to encourage any of you along the way who may ever require this therapy. May you never!
If anyone else has had personal experience with HBOT, please discuss here. We'd love to know your story.