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Thursday, April 12, 2007

MRI Today-Dr. Gruber said "GREAT Scan!"

Hi Everyone--Scott here,
We met with Dr. Gruber, the neuro-oncologist, this morning and he said that the MRIs taken today looked "great" and "clear". We were so relieved and happy. Dr. Gruber indicated that the patients with the best positive attitude are the ones that do the best. He said that I seem to be doing great and could be a patient who beats the stats. You all know that I don't believe in stats and I will always be postive. My drs have indicated that I have all the good factors on my side, I am young, had a great surgery, and have responded well to treatment so far.

We are meeting with the surgeon (Dr. Beyerl) next week to discuss these MRIs and the thoughts of Dr. Gruber.

I start the fifth round of this chemo tonight. This is the second to last round. I'll have one more round in May and that is the end of the planned chemo! Yeah! I will continue to have MRI scans every 2 months for a year and then every 3 months for a year, then every 4 months for a year, etc. , etc. Basically, the drs track you forever. At least they are keeping a close eye on me, right?

I will keep you all up to date with progress. Thanks again for all your prayers, thoughts, support and POSITIVE energy.

Much Love,


  1. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Hi guys...i am so happy to hear the good news! That is are the best, Poobs...and we love you all very much...The McAneneys!

  2. Anonymous9:14 AM

    WOW...I'm so happy I don't even know what to say...prayer works!

  3. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Awesome! Of course we are so happy to hear the fabulous news! Tara

  4. Anonymous7:23 AM

    That's the best news ever. I'm so happy for you guys. Glad you had a great Easter and fun in Disney as well. Keep up the good health and go celebrate!!!!!!!!

  5. Scott and I have been following your story and progress and are overjoyed to hear the latest scan results! Wonderful, wonderful news. Keep it up!!!!! You will all continue to be in our thoughts and we will send all of our positive engery your way as well. :)

  6. Anonymous8:04 AM

    Woo hoo for "great" and "clear!" I love it! You keep up the positive attitude; we'll keep up the prayers (we all have an endless supply).

    Love you guys,


  7. Anonymous9:11 PM

    What terrific news! I have no doubt that you'll continue to do well. Thank you for sharing the pix - everyone looks terrific!

    Best - Whit

  8. Anonymous1:58 PM

    "great" and "clear" are awesome sounding words! So much hope for more of the same. My prayers are with you even from all the way in Iraq, cous!


  9. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Hi guys..
    It is Melissa Szpala.. I have been away from sending my thoughts.. But it doesn't mean that I have not been thinking about you guys. Scott. I want to tell you how HAPPY I am to hear that you had a Clear scan! There hasn't been a single day that has passed without me thinking about you and you family! It was so nice to see Julie the other night at my house. She is an amazing person. I am sure she told you that I said a toast in your honor.We wish you could have been there to hear it yourself. When you are feeling up to it Rich and I would love to have you guys over for another toast.... Xo Melissa & Rich

  10. Stats, schmats. We always knew that you would pull through this with flying colors. Keep up the positivity - we'll always be right there with you.
    Much love,
    Jen and Johan

  11. Anonymous10:37 PM

    Poobes & Jules,

    So glad things are going well! Been thinking about you guys lately and wanted to drop a line. Keep up the good work and I'll keep the positive thoughts going.

    Miss you guys!

    Marc Moses

    P.S. The kids are beautiful and you guys look great!