Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SRS - Chapter 2

Since the last blog posting, two new lesions in the brain were discovered which further delays my access to the MEK clinical trial in which I am anxious to participate.Tomorrow I will have my second SRS treatment to "zap" the new brain lesions. The pain in the groin lymph node has steadily increased, so on August 23rd we began a series of 20 radiation treatments (five per week) to see if we can reduce its size and impact. It had restricted the blood flow into my right leg by about 50%. I'm hobbling about hoping that we can get eligible for the clinical trial.
As always, we are very grateful for the love, prayers, support, etc. we receive from many great friends and family members!


Katy said...

Okay, I know I'm always one of the first ones to comment, but, I can't help it, I'm always thinking of you guys and checking up on you! Good luck with the radiation treatments and the second SRS treatment. As always, we're praying and thinking of you daily!!
Katy and Fam

JenSwen said...

Good luck! We are still thinking about y'all over here in Texas. You're in our prayers.

The Swendsens

Sarah Schmidt said...

Hey Jacbosens,
We love you! We think about and pray for you every day! Hope the zap really gets after those lesions--in a big way. Love you.
The Schmidts

Kathryn said...

Dang Ben! Good luck...I know you can beat this. Keep it up. You and the family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. That's not what we wanted to have happen. It sounds like being somewhat aggressive with the radiation is a good way to go. We are so glad that is happening and we are hopeful that you will see positive results.
I always say this, but it is true, we think of you daily, pray for you daily and we fast for you each fast Sunday. We hope you can feel our love and most especially, the Lord's love and guidance. It is real.
Amy & John

Jenny Nay said...

All our love and prayers! You are amazing!
Love, The Nays

Anonymous said...

Ben you are truly an inspiration. You have always been, you are now, and you will always be an inspirition in our hearts. We have enjoyed working with you and have been so impressed with your high quality of work. Everything you have done has been of the highest level.

I am so sorry that you are paying such a high price to teach us the important things of this life. A lesson I promise you I will never forget.

Our family loves you very much and we love your beautiful family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Love Vaughn