We had a very good meeting with Dr. Markert this morning. He confirmed that the second (Spatial) MRI did not show any change or growth from the first MRI taken three weeks ago. This further supports their diagnosis of a low grade Glioma. Although the MEG machine at UAB is still not functional and may continue that way for some time, Dr. Markert believes they can get the necessary cortical mapping for resection of the tumor from other testing.
Right now they are working on an appointment for a Functional MRI at Emory, with a second option in Houston. It will take time to process and analyze the data from these tests, but we went ahead and scheduled a surgery date of March 22. All of this is subject to change based on new information gathered from further testing or if there were to be a change in the symptoms, but it allows us to move from indefinite to a tentative timeline.
We are thankful for an opportunity to structure our time prior to surgery and make personal and professional plans leading up to this date. Pray for us as we seek to maximize and prioritize this time for Kingdom impact in the lives of our family, friends, church, and all nations.