Friday, 20 November 2015

20 Nov 15: Radiation Consult

Regina Tse is a petite woman with straight dark hair. She wears large, dark framed glasses that balance effortlessly on her tiny nose. They give a modern edge to her conservative, professional look. She was instantly likeable and incredibly friendly; in consultation she leaves you in no doubt that she knows exactly what she is talking about, which is great because she is the latest doctor to join Brendan’s incredible medical team.

Regina is a Radiation Oncologist and will treat the tumour in Brendan’s lung that isn’t playing nice. Radiation like chemotherapy has a very broad range of treatment options and is tailored specifically to the person presenting and their disease. Like chemotherapy, radiation is readily available throughout the country. Fortunately for Brendan – for the rare form of sarcoma he has, Regina has the expertise to provide him with the specific treatment he needs, and is only four hours away.

Regina has worked with Viv (Bren’s oncologist) before; on other patients - with great results. Having Brendan’s entire team within easy communication of each other, through Lifehouse, is an added bonus and ensures that all treatment logistics are worked out fairly quickly. So here we go again…this treatment should be complete within a 2 week period of starting and will start sometime in December (dates to be confirmed). 


December! Yep, it’s almost here and we are going to be busier than a one legged man in an arse kicking competition – again, (the one legged man quote is not mine…but is appropriate :) )…please forgive us if our communication is limited, slow or zero over this period. Having said that, I’m gathering everyone else is going to be pretty busy too. Wow this year is almost over…where did that one go?

I know one thing for sure... in our house we will all be jumping for joy to see the New Year in!

Even at it's busiest - Life is good and hope is limitless :)
Cal xx

You can find more information on Sarcoma Cancer by following this link: sarcoma.

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