Blog Posts - Brain Surgery



Brain radiation starts today:

I am getting nervous about radiation that will start today…it seemed radiation was what threw me over to crazy town last time, but I think I have a better handle on this time…but I don’t know. I guess I won’t know until after it is over.I fe...
by Renee Sendelbach on Jun 5, 2013

It is offical...I have been kicked off my trial drug

I am kind of in shock - kind of not - kind of ok - kind of not ok???I was officially kicked off my BSI trail drug yesterday.I feel a few things here but am still wrapping my head around this.On one hand - I am scared - of course.  I feel like BS...
by Renee Sendelbach on May 29, 2013

Check in

With me doing this blog a day, I seem to get a one track mind and stay on that - where I know some of you are more curious to see how your prayers have been heard!Let me list the ways!This past week has been really good.Ian graduated "advanced pre-k"...
by Renee Sendelbach on May 25, 2013

Update

Ok, ok, ok - so I don't want to say it too soon but 3rd time might be a charm!?!?For those of you who aren't caught up on my cancer saga:May 9 - went in a few days early for my 6 week MRI because I was feeling funny - I just know the funny feelings a...
by Renee Sendelbach on May 20, 2013

Updates on Jerad and Stephanie

It's been a while since I've posted, and I thought I'd share some updates.Jerad is doing great.  Though it was a VERY LONG process, he is finally off all steroid medication--the Decadron and Hydrocortisone.  He has recently started Synthroi...
by Jerad & Stephanie on May 16, 2013

Bills, Bills, Bills (gotta pay those medical bills)

Don't mind the title.  Whenever I think of bills, I can't help but think of Destiny's Child and their song Bills, Bills, Bills. Hard to keep track of so many bills while Jerad has been in and out of the hospital, still collecting bills, and no...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Mar 9, 2013

Discharged in time for "Nemo"

So, Jerad had his shunt placed on Wednesday night.  What was supposed to be "early afternoon," ended up being 7pm!  The poor man hadn't eaten since 9pm the night before--which for us is quite a feat.   On the way to the OR.  Not...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Feb 10, 2013

Conclusion: VP Shunt will be placed today

Yesterday, if you had asked me, Jerad, or his parents, if he was going to have a permanent shunt placed, we wouldn't have been able to provide you with an answer. As I mentioned, they had closed the ventricular drain, and were monitoring his intracr...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Feb 6, 2013

10 Things I Think…Super Sunday Style

by Jeff Skinner Super Bowl Weekend always brings some extra excitement to us all and this year was no different.  From Phil’s “Almost 59” to  Flacco to Beyonce to the blackout and everything in between it was one wild, bizarre weekend. 1.  P...
by LinksLifeGolf on Feb 4, 2013

Drain, drain, go away...

So, when the ventricular drain was placed, the surgeons hoped that they would be able to gradually pull it out and Jerad's body would not become dependent on the drain, as I previously described. Ideally, his body would be reabsorbing the...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Feb 3, 2013

Surgery, Take Two

So, it's happening--Jerad is in the operating room right now. Yesterday morning, Jerad had an MRI of his brain. According to Dr. Golfinos, the results were very concerning, and something needed to be done soon. The scan showed that his spinal...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Feb 1, 2013

Update- He's out!

So after it took me forever to post (blogger is not cooperating), Jerad is done with his surgery. I almost missed the surgeons, as I moved to a hidden corner and Dr. Roland couldn't see me when he looked in the door, but Cathy caught them. Once in...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Feb 1, 2013

100.8*F

That was the start of the fever that brought us back to the hospital... I haven't updated on here, since unfortunately unlike before, we haven't had as much good news.  Jerad and I didn't feel comfortable sharing the bad news/details when it fi...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Dec 1, 2012

Rumah Sakit Telogorejo – Pharmacist

Rumah Sakit Telogorejo – Telogorejo Hospital is a leading hospital in Semarang with “Heart and Brain” excellencies. Our services include: 303 beds wards, heart centre, infertility clinics, brain surgery, specialists clinics, renal unit and othe...
by Lowongan Kerja CPNS dan BUMN on Nov 21, 2012

Five Days Post-Op Update

Sorry I haven't updated the blog sooner.  After surgery and staying in the hospital, I was completely exhausted.  I am just starting to feel back to my normal self, and this is after going to bed early, sleeping in, and taking a daily nap.
by Jerad & Stephanie on Nov 20, 2012

Two days down...

Jerad's doctors think he'll be out of here by Sunday, without a doubt.  He has been doing amazingly well, to say the least. Looking back on yesterday, my body was running on some sort of crazy adrenaline high, since I was going from 4am unti...
by Jerad & Stephanie on Nov 17, 2012

LLG Awards Season: Comback Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner For some reason the PGA Tour has elected not to award a Comeback Player of the Year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any worthy candidates. There was a time when we all thought the only award that Tiger Woods would never have a...
by LinksLifeGolf on Nov 14, 2012

J.B. Holmes: Happy, Healthy & Giving Back

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour continues its final Fall Series this week at the Frys.com Open and many players are in California hoping to secure their tour cards for next season and some are padding their bank accounts.  And some are just happy to be...
by LinksLifeGolf on Oct 11, 2012


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