Brenda’s Progress issue #3

Hi Everyone

I would just like to up date you on Brenda’s progress.

Brenda continues to improve daily with her mobility. She now only requires one person to assist her in and out of bed.

The last two days have been a bit tiring as she has been fitted with a mask for radiotherapy and a CT Scan to setup for the therapy.

This involved an ambulance trip across the City. Both days we had to have the ambulance booked so that we would have ample time to make to appointment. Then it was wait around at the clinic, have the procedure then book another ambulance back to the Mount Hosp.

The mask is made from a plastic that they soak in warm water for several minutes then place it over the patients face to mould it for an exact fit. Luckily the plastic forms a mesh so it not to claustrophobic. The worst part of this process is the patient has to lie on a metal table that is part of the Radiation machine. The Technicians use laser beams to line up the ears and eyes so that they can put the patient in this position when they do the treatment. The Mask insures that the head is in the right position each time.

The treatment will start on the 4th July and it will be 5 days a week for six weeks. Hopefully Brenda will be home by the start of treatment and I’ll be able to run her up and back. The treatment only lasts for several minutes but it takes about 10 minute to setup.

The CT scan will be used by the Doctor to setup where to target the remaining tumor. This is worked out by a computer and when Brenda comes in it will setup the beams in the right spots to attach the tumor.

We are now waiting to go to the Rehab Hospital. We think it will be St John of God in Subiaco but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Robert has setup up a site where I will post these reports. If you want to let anyone know of how things are progressing please go to
Blackstock.id.au

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
God Bless
Love Steve

2 thoughts on “Brenda’s Progress issue #3

  1. Brenda Steve and family, thank you so much for keeping the aus WW group updated. We’re all sending our wishes to you all for a speedy recovery.

    You’re a tough cookie Brenda, you can do this!

    Melissa

  2. This is a wonderful idea. I am so pleased at Brenda’s progress already. The road ahead for all of you will be long and hard but you are a close and loving family and Bren has many friends praying for a swift and full recovery.

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