Big day at UCSF

Chris wit Dr. Lewis Blevins at UCSF

Wednesdays are UCSF days – our chemotherapy is on alternate Wednesdays, as is physical rehab. Every 6 weeks we go for a MRI, followed by consults with our neuro-oncologists who then decide what the next course of therapy will be (the normal answer: more chemo).

Today is especially full: I have a 9:30 with physical rehab specialist Heidi Engel (it can be grueling) at the Millberry gym, an 11:00 with neuro- endocrinologist’s Dr. Lewis Blevins (pictured), a noon MRI (45+ minutes in a [today] 3 Tesla G.E. machine) followed by an appraisal and consult with Drs. Liu and Chang in neuro-oncology. We are claustrophobic and used to have a problem with MRIs. I think today marks something like the 16th MRI we’ve had in the last 17 months…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to Big day at UCSF

  1. Lonn says:

    I feel for you man – MRIs are no fun. I’ve had more than ten in the last year. The worst was 3.25 hours straight – full brain and entire spine – I could barely walk when I got off the table. I made myself a wooden ring that I can wear while in the scans – that and a good imagination helps.

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