Impending Surgery!

30 April 2011 PET Scan

28 April 2011 MRS Follow-Up

26 April 2011 MRI Not Clean. Dr. Peak explained via phone within 6 hours.

3 January 2011 UCSF Visit. All is well!!

6 September 2010 Last Tarceva!

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16 October 2009 Quick visit with Dr. Adams, Oncologist at Kaiser Morse. All is going well. Will see in 2 weeks prior to Temodar restart.

5 October 2009 Drug treatment break is over, met with UCSF (Neurologist Jennifer Clarke) and restarted cocktail of Avastin infusion, Tarceva (both part of trial), and traditional Temodar (now only 5 days a month). Temodar is now 390mg (due to chubbiness) for 5 days, and they lowered my Tarceva to 100mg (due to earlier side effects). General analysis of MRI was to call it “A Happy MRI.” The no-parking zone in my head is smaller than immediately post-surgery.

30 September 2009 1st post radiation MRI, showing slight swelling, but no obvious growth

16 September 2009 Radiation ends

15 September 2009 Last day of 2 Chemotherapeutic drugs for 2.5 weeks (Avastin infusion, Tarceva (both part of trial) and traditional Temodar)

4 August 2009 Radiation Therapy begins

3 August 2009 UCSF Trial Begins

7 July 2009 Crainiotomy, gross resection of brain tumor. Pathology indicates Glioblastoma

5 July 2009 MRI indicated Grade III or IV malignant brain tumor

Diagnosis with a  brain tumor on 4 July 2009.

4 thoughts on “Timeline

  1. Pete Logsdon November 29, 2009 at 20:55 Reply

    Keep up the prayers and good work to beat this thing!

  2. Tashi August 20, 2010 at 12:18 Reply

    Best wishes and prayers from another family living with the big C- GBM 4.

    • tiawheels July 3, 2011 at 23:55 Reply

      Hi, I am so sorry, I just saw this. I am all about support amongst Glioma folks and their loves OK, I am also about the kids and starch foods but that is another posting.

  3. Sílvia Barbosa January 19, 2011 at 08:27 Reply

    Erin, I am from Brasil and my brother, Marcos ( 38 years ) is a GBM patient. His fight began in March/2009. He had the resection of the tumor, radio and chemoterapy. He was great till last year. In october, the tumor had return. After a radiosurgery, now, he is in chemoterapy with Temodar, Avastin and Ironotecano. I am very otimist, unless, the prognostic for glioblastoma is very bad. I believe that God and this treatment will save him. And I believe you will save, too.
    My solidarity,


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