The last I posted about Susie’s cancer checkups was around a year ago. She had a car accident in February 2012 and there was some changes in her MRIs that we were watching closely. Well a year went by, and just prior to Susie’s cancer checkup, she experienced a grand mal/ generalized seizure.
It was September 18th. Susie had made dinner. Pearl, Susie and I were sitting at the table. While we were eating, I was describing Gabriel’s apartment/ dorm at Cal Poly. Susie was trying to ask or say something, but all that would come out was gobbledygook. I asked if she was playing around, she laughed, but still could not say anything that was recognizable. So, I decided to take Susie to the emergency room. Before we could leave, Susie went into convulsions. Pearl called 911 while I held Susie. The paramedics arrived quickly and the rest of the day/ night was a blur.
The short story is Susie’s scans from the ER showed significant changes from her scans from her FEB-2012 accident. We’ve now met her neuro-oncologist, Dr. Yung, who feels that the lesion looks and quacks like a tumor. So, we are back with Susie’s neuro-surgeon, Dr. Sawaya, with surgery set for 30-OCT-2013. The surgery, while less complex than her original, still has risks to be mitigated. One is related to speech/ communication, so the doctors at MD Anderson are determining whether to do the surgery with Susie awake or asleep.
So after fourteen years, we are back to fighting cancer.