So, my next (and hopefully last) MRI is Thursday. I'm hoping for the all-clear for several reasons. Number one, obviously, being that I have survived. I'd like to get back to doing stuff - not that I haven't been busy enough, but it makes me really tired really fast still. In fact, on Friday I had a dizzy spell and with the recent history, I immediately got taken to the ER to make sure. CT scan showed nothing (besides the leftover junk from the radiation that is being checked again on Thursday) , EKG was normal, etc. So they gave me a Percocet and an advil and told me to go home and take is easy. I did and slept about 10 or 11 hours and woke up with a head cold. It appears that what was making me dizzy was that I was so congested that there was pressure affecting my balance. I relieved the pressure the next morning, but it took a lot of tissue to do it. So, if you've heard that I ran out to the ER and you're not sure why, there it is. Anyway, I am guessing that it will be a week or so until I get the final word from the doc regarding the results of the MRI.
And for the off-beat and hopefully interesting random bit that I like to add to my posts, here's an old article from the Oregonian that I still would like to follow up on. Maybe the Portlanders reading this will enjoy some of these things. It's a list of 10 ensembles/groups that do strange and cool art things in Portland.
It's me, Kevin, but with a brain tumor. Disclaimer: I have a very dry and twisted sense of humor. This is a scary situation. The jokes ("tumor humor") could be a little dark from time to time. I intend to keep this rather interesting for you, but if I get a "how could you SAY that?!?" response from you, know it's just, well, I hesitate to use "gallows" humor, but I don't have better phrase for it. Enjoy, and thanks for your support through this time.