Adams appt today – Mon. Jan. 13, 2014

Erin saw Dr. Adams, her oncologist, today.  He thought that Erin’s speech was better than 2 months ago. And he was also impressed with her walking with the cast on the right leg. He said that the brain has plasticity, and new parts of the brain are taking over for the parts that were removed or damaged.

He uttered again that he no longer thinks of her as a cancer patient. She is more like a stroke patient having to live with handicaps. He said that she is very intelligent and needs to live this new life.

When I mentioned that about all she can do is watch TV and use the computer to shop on line, he said that he didn’t think that she should be buying things on line by herself. Erin didn’t like this one bit, and told him so!

Barbara

2 thoughts on “Adams appt today – Mon. Jan. 13, 2014

  1. Barbara Chase January 14, 2014 at 06:57 Reply

    Reading the doctor’s advice and Erin’s reaction makes me wonder if he suggested any alternative activities for her. Some reasonable activities with her new found ability to move would use up her energy and make sleeping at night more likely.
    I can imagine that being told she can’t shop online alone would go over like a lead balloon. I can’t see a problem unless she is ordering useless things.
    Any progress in using the tricycle?

  2. The Liz Army January 18, 2014 at 11:56 Reply

    Erin can buy me stuff online whenever she wants. :)

    Please give her my regards… from her astrocytoma II buddy in Sacramento.

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