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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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Fortunately after spending yesterday in bed getting extra sleep on and off throughout the day and night, I felt better on the drive up to Baltimore this morning.

With Johns Hopkins Hospital being an academic training hospital, I have met several med students in the midst of their fellowships or residency programs over the corse of this illness. Today was the first day I met a radiology therapist in training though. It was interesting to hear my setup and treatment being discussed among the therapy team. The emphasis on protocol, alignment and using the infrared eye to confirm accuracy was appreciated.

Once the 9th clip secured of my superhero mask was securely in place, I was free to dose off. Five weeks ago I wouldn’t have thought about using the treatment time to rest, these 22 minute snoozes are not bad.

25 treatments down and just seven to go!

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