Some Basic Info

I was first diagnosed with malignant brain tumors on 11-20-08 and I finished treatment for those on 4-13-09. I was recently diagnosed with a recurrence on 12-08-09. I set up this blog so people could follow along with my progress and keep up with what is going on in my treatment. I also wanted to put up information from my first go round so people could learn a little bit about what happened to me before.
The blog is set up with the newest posts first. Sometimes I will post stories from my first experience, in which casse it will be slightly out of order, but the titles will let you know. If you want to look at older posts, which may provide a better idea of the whole picture, use the "Blog Archive" tool on the right side of the page to browse them. The titles of the posts should be pretty self-explanatory. If you don't really know that much about me, or what happened, you should check out these two posts first: this one about what's happening now, and this one about my first experience.
Feel free to leave comments, it should be open to everyone now. Thanks for visiting, I hope this little blurb clears up some confusion, and I hope you like the blog.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This is a list of all of my Doctors.
The doctors I had last time are:

Dr. Jason Fangusaro (Oncology)

Dr. Tord Alden (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Reema Habiby (Endocrinology)

All of these doctors have special interest in brain tumors and how their branch of medicine is affected by brain tumors. I was extremely satisfied with all of them last time and they are going to be the ones treating me this time and I don't expect anything different this time.

In addition to the doctors that treated me the first time, I have another doctor for the stem-cell rescue portion of treatment:

Dr. Reggie Duerst (Stem cell transplantation)

I've only met with him once, but so far I really like him.

All in all, I feel really good knowing I've got a team of great doctors all working to get me healthy.

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