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Chris Schriever

First came the tumor; it’s the root of the issue.

Radiating the Tumor details my experiences living with acromegaly. The journey begins where the tumor regains its strength, working to take over a second time.

Within the posts I share my attempts to find peace of mind, to heal and my hopes for remission. I detail my thoughts and feelings throughout stereotactic radiation treatments. And continue as, well, one does in life.

Originally diagnosed with acromegaly due to a hormone producing pituitary macro-adenoma in early 2014, in May of 2014 I underwent transsphenoidal surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

I was at the beginning, and I remain today, committed to fighting for peace of mind free from the pains of acromegaly. I am determined that this rare disease will not claim me as its victim.

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On this very day, three years ago I was admitted into Johns Hopkins for surgery.

Reflecting on what turned out to be a 5 night, 6 day stay, I was reminded of stories Eddie, Mike and Carl shared from my first two nights in neurological intensive care. I remember very little—aside from being reminded to breath—making the vivid detail of their stories even more fascinating.

Still my favorite memory remains the very words Eddie shared as I was wheeled towards the operation room. Putting on his bravest face he said, “If you see a bright light, please run the other way.”

3 comments on “3 Years!

  1. says:

    Thank you for this blog, Chris. I wanted to share that my hospital rotation this semester is on a neurosurgery floor, perhaps not unlike the place where you spent those nights 3 years ago. I think of you! Hope you can feel the vibe across the miles.

    1. cschriever says:

      David! This is wonderful news. You’re going to do absolutely amazing and provide incredible care to a lucky group of patients. Thank you!

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