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This blog is about our journey to healing with Grade 3 Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Latest MRI

We got the call today from Dr. Barbara.  The tumor hasn't grown and there was no new enhancement.  But it hasn't shrunk, either.  The doctor said it was "good news", but I think Adam and I were slightly deflated.  I know that "stable" is good, and is a heck of a lot better than "progressing".  It's just... well... you know.

Adam will stay at the same dose and has been told just to keep doing what he's been doing.  If you know us at all, then you have already guessed that that isn't good enough for us.  We are going to kick it up to full throttle now.  This ain't no fooling around.  This ain't no disco, mate.  We are already trying to think of what we can tweak to give Adam the best edge.  I think Adam will be switching to the full-on hardcore Atkins as of tomorrow.  No carbs.  At all.  Meat will be his new best friend.  A starving tumor is a shrinking tumor, and that's what we want.  He's starting to drink green tea again with every meal, and I'm going to be looking into what herbs/vitamins we might be able to add in or increase.  We've been worried about Adam losing any more weight, so I hesitated to put him on a zero-carb diet before.  But, we'll just have to take the risk.  I'd rather have a skinny Adam than not at all.

Just when you think you have nothing left, and you can't possibly go one more step, that's when you dig deep down and find a well of strength you never knew you had.  That's where we are right now.  Watch out, because the game... is... on.

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