Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gamma Knife Procedure

Psalm 119:114

"You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope"

Back to the real world.......I know I am surrounded by the protection of my God so I will be going in for what is  called a Gamma Knife Procedure to further shrink and hopefully completely eradicate :) the tumors in my head.  Its pretty much a more specific form of radiation and there is not cutting involved......I mean whose happy when the option to NOT open them up or cut them is offered lol.  Its a one time....pretty much all day procedure where I am placed in what looks like a Halo to hold my head still while radiation is administered to the specific tumors instead of to the whole brain like I did before.  I won't lie...I'm pretty overwhelmed by this procedure but am confident in my doctors and am thankful that God has lined everything up perfectly so that I can have this procedure.  In the midst of my fears.......I hold onto the hope and peace that surpasses all understanding.

John 14:1

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me"

Here's a video about Gamma Knife Procedure if it interests you to watch :)

Here is also another place where you can read about it....Just click HERE

Here's something to make you laugh
Hope comes from God who is our protecter....And with that hope I went searching for pictrues of hope....or at least pictures that could made me laugh at this halo thing they are going to make me put on.....Hope you enjoy.........
Now wouldn't you love to have a back
to the future thing like that strapped
to your head instead of a robo cop
looking thing in the pictures next to us :)

But that's ok cause I'm coming out wearing
the newest headress and making
all the other cancer patients jealous....
Robo Cop Here I Come lol


Jane Yon said...

I think you are wonderfulness! Praying for you.....btw, a friend's child came through gamma knife with flying colors . . . I'm expecting wonderful reports! Love you!

Tiff said...

Indeed I am jellies of the halo. But we can't all have the cool stuff. Love u --

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Thank you so much for the video! It's always so helpful to be informed as to how it all works. What an amazing thing --- such advances in brain surgery!!!! My brother had this done a few years ago, and it was 100% successful. Praying for you!!!

Marsha said...

Praying for you sweet girl!

linda sinko said...

this looks so similar to what i experienced with the brachytherapy. I am so glad they have this procedure for you! They are beyond awesome with this technology. In thought and prayer for you! (yeah, i DO envy the halo...they let me keep my balloon contraption, but it--well, it just isn't the same! ;-D)

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Just stopping by to let you know I'm still praying for you! Hope everything is going well!