I realized this week that I left out some fun information about Mike's checkup in early April with Dr. Bruce Haughey at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
1. Mike put on 8 pounds since his December 20, 2011 checkup!
2. Dr. H also said that Mike's salivary function should improve over a year, which we would love.
We are in the midst of conducting our own post-radiation research right now, as Mike is riddled with itchy red spots on his body. They are the size of small to medium bug bites and itch like heck. I know it is bad because Mike weathered his surgeries without a peep of complaining and very few peeps were muttered through his radiation series - but he is peeping about these spots. We thought they were in random places because they are basically all over - but our knowledgeable massage therapist Tara Currier said they are actually along Mike's meridian lines. So now we are thinking that his liver might be working to cleanse his body of the radiation toxins. Just so you know, Mike has been to Dr. Martin twice for the itchy spots and has had a whole series of blood work done and it all came back clean. He was treated for mites as well - but it wasn't that. Antihistamines do help and sometimes Mike takes them to tone the itching down so he can sleep.
We covet your prayers for this - and we are doing more research. We plan to see an Integrative Medicine doctor in St. Louis sooner rather than later. We will keep you posted.