Greetings and Salutations my friends and family!
Wanted to share a general update… inviting you to follow me on Face Book, Instagram and Twitter (Steven Max Stern) as that is where I post my daily goings on…
So what’s been going on apart from all that seemingly fun stuff I’ve been doing? 😉
Most recently we have been working on preventing further deterioration in my left eye. Macular Degenerative Disease as they call it. This requires shots of Avastin directly into the eyeball. I know, fun! Actually, for most part, it’s not as bad as it sounds. I’d prefer to do other things with my time of course. I have my 5th shot (a double dose cuz i’m an animal) this coming month, and 6th the following month on the 17ths. So far it seems to be helping reduce the fluid and delaying the onset of other issues.
So, right eye, is as is. 90% blurry. Left eye, blurry but holding. I’m functional let’s call it!
Jaw is continuing to heal itself and the bone is coming out. This/my doctor (one of 5) is very happy as it is as he’d want it to be in a perfect world. Just checked it this past week and it should be coming out any day now or so-ish. Hopefully my teeth stay in, the bone pops out from where it’s coming up inside my lower left gumline and is causing them to teeter. However, the doctor and dentist who cleaned my teeth today, both say the teeth seem like they are holding their own. Word. I continue to take an antibiotic every day to prevent bone infections until we’re all clear.
Brain tumors are considered “inactive” and nothing new as of last MRI. Next MRI is this coming early Sept.
Body tumors are considered in ‘controlled disease’ status as of last CT. Next CT is this coming early Sept.
As systemic treatment (and also keeping tumors in the brain at bay which is amazing break-thru in this field of treatments) – I am still on the Alecensa pill, chemo treatment 2x a day, starting 15 months now… … … … … … It has its issues, as do most things, but I am pushing it to the limit along with everything else I am trying to do (within some reason of course!)… … … … … …
My primary doctor (Oncologist) and I meet middle of September to review everything and see what’s next… which i continue to focus on.. health, happiness and wealth.
In the meantime, much love to you all and safe journeys along your path.
Steven – Stevie – sms