Sep 05, 2012 - 10:30 pm
Hello! My nickname's Skid, but my first name's Brian and I'm just over a week away from my 38th birthday. On Aug 8, 2012 I was originally diagnosed with a Glioblastoma grade IV tumor on my right frontal lobe. On the 10th I had surgery, which they were only able to remove 90% of the tumor. A biopsy was performed and just yesterday (Sept 4, 2012) learned that the actual proper term for my tumor is a grade III/IV astrotcytoma with gemistocytic features (anaplastic astrocytoma).
I'm still not released from my neurosurgeon to start my radiation and Temodar, but I have an appointment with him this afternoon. I've already met with both my radiation and medical oncologists and am tentatively set to begin treatments on Sept 12. I'm told radiation will be 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
I can be found on many other places on the web, such as Facebook and Twitter, and I've also got my own website that a friend of mine set up for me as a gift where I'm writing blogs and sharing news of events my many wonderful friends have set up for me. I live in southern Indiana near the Evansville area and have been a truck driver for the past nine years.
Looking forward to sharing more of my experiences and learning from all of yours!