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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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I did it. I think.

I pulled through my first 8 day business trip since completing radiation treatments. And I managed to remain largely intact. Some things were different.

First, I needed to remind myself myself to stay hydrated and to stop and eat.

Second, the reality of my decreased stamina and appetite was clear. Neither have fully returned. The latter is probably a good thing, but without a solid eight to nine hours of sleep I’m pretty useless. Unless, of course, I remind myself to eat.

And lastly, I couldn’t push as hard as before. I needed to relax.

So was the trip a success?  Well, I did it and managed to find moment to relax poolside too. (Yes, fully protected thanks to a big ‘ole umbrella and SPF 70!).

3 comments on “Success?

  1. Cindy Jones Buss says:


    That is great news. Eat stay hydrated and live life. You got this. Prayers for strength and peace.

    Love Aunt Cindy

  2. Melanie Read says:

    I totally “get it” and admire your resolve to not let acromegaly run your life. As it is, you give up enough of your time in order to fight it. But if that investment buys you more normalcy time, then it is time well invested. Love, Mel

    1. cschriever says:

      You are absolutely right!

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