October 7, 2011 – Diagnosis of a mass in brain
That weekend – first heard the name glioblastoma multiforme
October 10, 2011 – transferred down to Redwood City, CA – Kaiser’s neuroscience center – for possible biopsy and “debulking” (a term I never want to hear again due to the images it creates)
October 11, 2011 – Met with Dr. Hou, Neurosurgeon to discuss the procedures and risks associated. Met with Mady (last name), neurooncology NP. We discussed other treatment besides surgery and even forgoing a biopsy, due to the agressive nature of the tumor
October 12, 2011 – Dad goes home. Begin to prepare for what is to come – radiaiton, chemo, Avastin.
November 1, 2011 – Dad begins Radiation and Chemotherapy
(at some point Dad was taken off chemo due to drop in platelets)
November 10, 2011 – Dad begins Avastin treatments and restarts Chemotherapy
December 6-7, 2011 – Dad finishes up radiaiton
December 21, 2011 – follow up MRI with Mady in Redwood City.