Back in the Saddle

I had three photo shoots this past weekend and I started working from home on Monday. It feels good. I feel good. I can’t return to the office until September 16th, wish it were sooner.

In other non-cancer news. Two weeks ago I had my MRI of my olfactory cortex meningioma (see my post Incidental Findings) done and last week Sarah and I went to see Dr. Sisti at Columbia-Presbyterian, CD in hand. It had been a year since my last MRI. There had been no growth the 6 months prior to that so he said we could go a year. Much to my surprise and my chagrin he told me it had grown, not a lot, but it had definitely grown and will need to come out. When he heard I had just had a stem cell transplant he said we would not do it this year. But still, it will need to come out at some point.

“Coming out” involves a craniotomy, it is not actually brain surgery, as they do not go into the brain, but it is skull surgery. There is a risk of damaging the olfactory nerves, in which case I would lose my sense of smell/taste. It is a 3-4 day hospital stay and a 30-day recovery. They make the same cut in your hairline as they do for a face lift, except you don’t get the face lift!

Oh, and I almost forgot, my first day working from home, I lost power. I ended up working in my local Starbucks for three hours.

I kid you not, it is truly always something 🙂