The Twinkie Times

The life and times of a Chinese American. Born a Jersey boy, lived the expat life, attended boarding school (Lawrenceville), converted to a frat boy (Sigma Pi), got an MBA (Columbia), returned to China, and back to the East Coast now trying to carve out an identity and life as an Asian American dad (gulp) in the midst of a "tertial life crisis" ©

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hoppy New Year

We had an ambivalent trip to Sloan Kettering today.  The good news: the tumor was small, it was incidentally discovered, Jenn is young, the surgery was successful, and she has always been asymptomatic.  The bad news: this type of class II tumor will grow back at which point we might need to strongly consider radiation or chemotherapy both of which have potential irreversible long-term side-effects not to mention the immediate ramifications.  For the moment we are resigned to monitoring the situation and we have a follow-up MRI on March 10 where they should also have the results of some additional genetic 1p/19q testing.  The main takeaways were that Jenn is very unique and all the studies, statistics, and info you read on the Internet will never be 100% applicable to our situation so do not read too much into it.  Did that stop her?  Of course not and I caught Jenn watching YouTube videos of brain surgery!

"When it gets dark enough you can see the stars." - Charles Austin Beard (a great quote we heard from a good friend)

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2 Comments:

Blogger jl said...

Hentpry is the best and most patient husband ever!!!!!! Thank you henry!!!!!

1:18 AM  
Blogger jl said...

Henry is the best

12:00 PM  

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