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.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Back In The Hospital (Update: Picture)

As I said in the last post, my second round of chemo was going pretty well. Everything went smoothly and I was able to go home on Wednesday.
I'm typing this on my phone right now, so I'm going to make a long story short (I'll update it soon). Right now I'm back in the hospital awaiting surgery. I'm going to have surgery to remove a fluid buildup on the back of my head. The technical name is pseudomeningocele.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Some more information: A pseudomeningocele is spinal fluid that has leaked from inside the brain and is  now stuck between the skull and the soft tissue outside the head (the skin plus some other stuff.)


Mr. Sajous-Brady said...


I'm a little behind in keeping up with the blog, but wanted to let you know that your third grade teacher is wishing the best for you.

-Mr. B.

Dan said...


Thanks for taking the time (and having the energy) to keep us apprised and up-to-date. The reasons for you writing and for us reading/commenting are numerous, but just know how much we appreciate your effort, your ordeal, and the kindness that comes through in every posting. Not to mention your darn good writing skills! Those former teachers posting comments should be proud of you for that... at the very least!

Surgery, eh? Sounds like it might be "boggy mass"-related and nothing more. Blog again when you're up to it. We'll all be checkin' in.

-- Dan G.

Amy said...

Hi Miles,
This is Amy and John, we live next door to you Dad. Just wanted to let you know that we are always thinking of you and praying for you. Stay strong.