May is not only Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month...It is also Brain Tumor Awareness Month...And LUCKY US....We have BOTH! (sarcasm intended)
Tumors can happen to anyone. But tumors with NF are - unfortunately, a BIG part of life.
The tumors you see above affect my oldest daughter. The top picture shows an Astrocytoma. A benign - slow growing tumor that is in a very dangerous spot.
Bailey began chemotherapy, just a few days after this tumor was discovered. The news blew me away. The MRI we had, was for the Acoustic Neuroma...and the last thing I thought we would hear, was that we had a NEW tumor to worry about.
Bailey went through TWO Years of chemo, to try an shrink, or at least maintain these tumors....
and although Bailey has been considered "stable" for the last 6 months...Both tumors are larger, than when we began treatment.
We have decided to take a break from chemo...and give Bailey's body some time to recover....
Next Week...We get to check in on these tumors, with our 'every-3month-MRI'
For Now...We live for TODAY. Hope for TOMORROW
and as always....