Last week I had an appointment with the neurosurgeon. He went over the MRI spectroscopy and the recent MRI I had as well. He also had reviewed the results of the long term video monitoring, PET scan, and MEG test. He said he was concerned about some enhancement on the recent MRI that hadn't been seen on previous MRI's. He said that could be a sign that the tumor is growing and effecting the blood brain barrier. He said that I probably do have a low grade glioma. He explained that the most common glioma is an astrocytoma, so that is probably what I have.
He recommended that we proceed to surgery without completing the visual fields test or WADA test. A surgery date has been scheduled for the middle of December. With less than a month to go it seems there are many things yet to be done. It's also the Holiday Season
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