So, after visiting the oncologist today, I learned that I will indeed be getting a few gamma knife treatments, followed up by some very close scrutiny over the next couple of years. What this means is that the road ahead is not scary, like when I had to do Interferon for a year. He said that the PET scan from before showed no other instances of cancer in my body and that the MRI showed nothing also. He also mentioned that a good quality CAT scan is 98% as good as an MRI. I don't really have a point of reference for that myself, though. But this is a HUGE relief.
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.