Category Archives: Recovery

Results of the First Scans Since Neurosurgery

Last Thursday, April 5, 2012, Lisa had the first set of CT and MRI scans since her neurosurgery in January. On Monday, we met with her neurosurgeon and her oncologist at MGH to discuss the results. Her neurosurgeon said that … Continue reading

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Back on Track!

Happy spring everyone! This is just a quick note to let you know that Lisa’s recovery is back on track! The pneumonia has cleared up and she’s off antibiotics. Her GI system has recovered and her eating habits are back … Continue reading

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Update on Lisa’s Status: Week 5

Five weeks ago, Lisa underwent emergency neurosurgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor from her cerebellum. The tumor had pinched shut her fourth ventricle causing a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in her brain. Without the surgery she would have fallen … Continue reading

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Smooth Recovery

I can’t believe that a week has gone by since Lisa came home from the hospital. So far, her recover is smooth and she is doing great. Everyday she gets stronger and more like herself. Everyday she can walk a … Continue reading

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The New Mattress

Thank you everyone for all your prayers, positive thoughts, and healing energies you have been sending Lisa’s way. They must be working because Lisa is out of the hospital and recovering at home. She is still very weak and bit … Continue reading

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Next Goal Accomplished!

As you know from my previous pithy post, Lisa was presented her promenade papers! After a five hour brain surgery, six days in the ICU, and two days in the Neurological Unit, we wheeled Lisa out of MGH and headed for … Continue reading

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Going Home!

Lisa is going home today! More later… The discharge nurses just showed up!

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