11 Years Later…What’s Changed…What Hasn’t? Please support Brain Tumor Research!

Please support the National Brain Tumor Society's Boston Brain Tumor Ride by donating to Team Jeremy Yesterday, 11 years ago, I stared up at the lights of the operating room at Mass General Hospital, counting down with the anesthesiologist as I was about to undergo brain surgery that would change the course of my life.  Most …

Medical Update 3: On Feeling Powerless, Moving Forward, and my Treatment Plan

Since my last medical update, a lot has happened in a short amount of time.  I have been writing throughout the past week about what has been going on, so instead of separating it into different blog posts, I have put it all under one post with multiple sections: Part 1:  Written Wednesday, January 14th …

Medical Update 1: 5 Days Until 11 Years – finding out I have cancer

My doctor has a tell when she has bad news. She will start telling stories to help calm down the mood, but in reality it elongates the anxiety. A couple weeks into my first visit back from Indonesia, I had my annual MRI appointment at Dana Farber. As my doctor was talking, my heart was pounding, and I could tell my mom was uneasy. A few minutes later my doctor told us the bad news: There has been significant tumor growth in the area of my brain where I had my previous tumor removed 11 years ago.