A bomb was dropped on me two weeks ago with brain cancer. Needless to say I've been extremely anxious. Not being contacted by the neurosurgeon, & curious I picked up my records. I have a tumor in my pituitary gland, 1.2 cm, just under 1/2". Reading about it, says it's most likely noncancerous. That's huge! A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, the part of the brain that regulates the body's balance of hormones. I'm curious if the 2 1/2 years of hormone therapy relates to this tumor? It's interesting how fixing one problem, creates another. Randy Moore knows what I'm talking about. You're support is huge!!! Most will have their family & friends. I'm blessed with the Disc Golf community, plus my family & friends!!!
Thanks for asking Jesse. I'm feeling no worse than flat. It seems that I have a hormone dysfunction. I'm still getting hot flashes & meet with an endocrinologist Thursday. That's a hormone Dr. I'm not sure what's up with the brain tumor. My guess is the side effects are minimal like slight headaches, so it's not of great concern at this time. Something is going on, I hope we can find it & treat it. Regardless of the bumps in the road, I'll be moving forward, Randy Moore is watching me
Have the doctors looked at menopause for the hot flashes? Ha. Just kidding. Glad to hear that you're keeping your spirits up.On a side note, I have an update for you with my dad's prostate cancer. 6 1/2 months ago his PSA had skyrocketed to 29.5. The proctologist put him on a chemo pill, bicalutamide or something. Last week he was tested again and his PSA is now 0.25!! I guess the stuff is working. Although it seems to be messing with his hormones as well. It seems the chemo messesup testosterone levels.But he is ecstatic at the PSA.Keep trucking on!!!
The Legend of Paco GrimesAs you all might know Frank just had surgery on his head. Everything went well and once again Paco kicked ass! I heard he woke up looking for his chainsaw & weed whacker. Everyone has been praying for you and we hope you have a quick smooth recovery. We love you Paco!
Quote from: Disc71 on August 21, 2014, 09:54:51 AMThe Legend of Paco GrimesAs you all might know Frank just had surgery on his head. Everything went well and once again Paco kicked ass! I heard he woke up looking for his chainsaw & weed whacker. Everyone has been praying for you and we hope you have a quick smooth recovery. We love you Paco!That's really awesome!!! Thanks!!!Here's what happened. I had a pituitary tumor (brain) removed. What they did drill through my nasal passage into my skull & removed the tumor. They patched the holes & packed the nostrils. I can't breath through my nose, so I eat with my mouth open, until Mon. they take it out. Its a delicate surgery & took a little over 4 1/2 hrs. They're are nerves & arties around that area. What I need to be careful of is blowing the nose plugs, or the stitches used in the patch. I need to be careful putting pressure on that area. It's been relatively pain less. I'm shocked about that. They gave me 60 oxycodone for the pain.