Monday, January 7, 2019

Watch and Sweat (wait) #23

For the twenty third time, On my regular checkup Dr Walker has assured me that there is no sign of any regrowth.See my oligo scorecard below for details.



















OLIGO SCORE CARD


Birthday: 7/8/54

Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1-Nov-93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1-Nov-06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 5-Sep-17
8.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #20 12-Dec-17
8.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #21 16-Apr-18
8.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #22 13-Sep-18
9.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #23 8-Jan-19
9.6

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Watch and Sweat (wait) #22

After another MRI scan Dr Walker continues to be very happy that there is no sign of progression and thinks that I am doing very well.

On the other hand, I am finding that what brain I have left seems to become more dysfunctional and forgetful with each passing day! Yes I know I am 64 now, but it's very annoying.

















OLIGO SCORE CARD


Birthday: 7/8/54

Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1-Nov-93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1-Nov-06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 5-Sep-17
8.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #20 12-Dec-17
8.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #21 16-Apr-18
8.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #22 13-Sep-18
9.3

Monday, April 16, 2018

Watch and Sweat(wait) #21

Yesterday I had another MRI and review with my surgeon Dr David Walker. Everything still looks good with no sign of any changes. Next month will be nine years since my last surgery so I'm very thankful that it's going so well this time. Hopefully it will stay that way.


















OLIGO SCORE CARD


Birthday: 7/8/54

Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1-Nov-93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1-Nov-06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 5-Sep-17
8.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #20 12-Dec-17
8.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #21 16-Apr-18
8.8

Monday, December 11, 2017

Watch and Sweat (wait) #20

 Another 'all clear' on today's checkup,which is great news!

I am actually starting to believe that this time is different because of the radiation and chemo therapies following surgery. Eight and a half years and still tumour-free. YEEE HAAA!!!















OLIGO SCORE CARD


Birthday: 7/8/54

Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1/11/93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1/11/06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 5-Sep-17
8.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #20 12-Dec-17
8.5

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 - All clear and now tumour-free for over eight years! Phew

The latest MRI checkup today came up clear again. As shown below, that makes it over eight years Tumour-free, so I'm traveling pretty well.





















OLIGO SCORE CARD


Birthday: 7/8/54

Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1/11/93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1/11/06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #19 5-Sep-17
8.3

Friday, May 19, 2017

Return to Flinders Peak

All photos by Kev McCloskey - click on photos to enlarge

Making our way up Flinders Peak

Kev in foreground and me behind
An interesting little section that required some scrambling skills
Reaching the Summit



I recently returned to Flinders Peak for a day-walk in the bush with good mate Kev McCloskey and a couple of other friends of Kev. This was the first walk I did after my last operation in 2009 and featured in an older post on this blog in 2009 titled Flinders Peak - First mountain since surgery…

I must say that I felt pretty sluggish up and down the steep sections and getting over the rocks. Whether that’s due to old age, lack of fitness, the extra 8Kg I’m carrying on my belly, or all of the above I’m not sure. It’s probably the latter. Anyway, it was still great to get outdoors and push myself a bit harder than normal with good company.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Watch and Sweat(Wait) #18 Still clear





Today's four-monthly checkup shows everything is still fine upstairs. Phew!

That makes it 7.9 years tumour-free, but I'm trying not to get too blasé about these checkups because past experience tells me it can pop up again regardless of how long I have been tumour-free.



OLIGO SCORE CARD


Event Date
Tumour-free years
First diagnosed after craniotomy #1 1/11/93
39
First recurrance and Craniotomy #2 1/11/06
13
MRI showing signs of progression 1-Jan-09
2.2
Second Recurrance and Craniotomy #3 29-May-09
2.2
Completed Radiation Therapy 28-Aug-09
0.2
Started Chemotherapy with Temozolomide 12-Apr-10
0.8
Completed 12 mth chemotherapy 1-Apr-11
1.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #1 22-Aug-12
3.2
Watch and Sweat(wait) #2 24-Oct-12
3.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #3 29-Jan-13
3.7
Watch and Sweat(wait) #4 27-May-13
3.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #5 3-Sep-13
4.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #6 3-Dec-13
4.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #7 4-Mar-14
4.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #8 3-Jun-14
5.0
Watch and Sweat(wait) #9 2-Sep-14
5.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #10 9-Dec-14
5.5
Watch and Sweat(wait) #11 20-Apr-15
5.8
Watch and Sweat(wait) #12 20-Jul-15
6.1
Watch and Sweat(wait) #13 29-Oct-15
6.4
Watch and Sweat(wait) #14 21-Jan-16
6.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #15 12-May-16
6.9
Watch and Sweat(wait) #16 5-Sep-16
7.3
Watch and Sweat(wait) #17 10-Jan-17
7.6
Watch and Sweat(wait) #18 9-May-17
7.9