So that’s what the doctor said today. No negative change is positive news. Mike and I went to see Dr. Smith today and he showed us the scans. I like to have visuals so I’m glad he showed them to us. There’s still a bright part that could be scar tissue, swelling or still some of the tumor – but as Mike said – there’s no new players in the band. Ie. there are no new negative things. So that is good!
Mike started asking a lot of questions in typical deep voice, serious form and Dr. Smith responded, “Right…you’re the questions guy.” That was funny. He asked why the image still looked like that with like a hole there and he said that I would never have another normal looking brain MRI again. The brain doesn’t grow back and the tumor was in part of the brain matter so therefore some of it is gone. Very little though. Ridiculously I was taking it very personally that Mike was talking about my brain and part of it not being there even though I know I’m still me and I’m okay. Anyway, the funniest thing of the afternoon – Mike says well we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, and Dr. Smith says something along the lines of well she didn’t really need that part anyway. Yay!
Mike is excited by all of this news! No negative change is a positive report. We’ll keep doing MRI’s every 3 months for awhile and we’ll see what happens. Dad on the phone earlier asked what could have made the news perfect? Well that my brain is normal of course. That it’s not always going to look like that on an MRI. That there’s no bright smudgy line that’s still there.
But hey – I’ll take “No negative is positive” any day of the week. This paired with some folks dropping off some paper towels as donations to Wesley – have made the day sunny again – and even in my un-air conditioned building – that is good.