It's not enterierly unexpected, this is why I get MRI's so frequently. However my doctors originally predicted 10-20 years before regrowth, not 20 months, so a little surprise there. I've had mild headaches but nothing even close to what I had previously, and no other symptoms. It was caught early and is only about 1/5th the size of my original tumor.
|Original Tumor - November 2011|
|Last clear MRI - February 2013|
|New Tumor - July 2013|
Once again I will stay in Virginia for a week or two post-op until I get my staples out and have my follow-up. Then I will head home to Massachusetts (at least I'll be out of this heat!). What happens after that will be up to my doctors to decide, depending on what kind of additional treatment they want to do - I may do part or all of that in Boston. I do have a trip planned for the end of August to spend a long weekend in Chicago with a friend I haven't seen in a very long time, so as long as I am able to stand on two feet (which I don't anticipate any issues with) I am planning on going on that trip.
I'll try to keep this updated with my progress, but give it a few days after surgery :-) If you're friends with me on facebook you might get more info there for the first week.
Now to do some fun summer hat shopping because my poor scalp won't know what hit it with this sun!