Today began a weeklong series of tests for Matthew. The results of these tests will determine what types/levels of chemotherapy and radiation Matthew will need leading up to the stem cell transplant. Today, he was put under general anesthesia and underwent and MRI, CT Scan, bone marrow biopsy, and an Omayya tapping. All of this before noon. We received word this afternoon that the MRI looked great. So much so, that Matthew will no longer be undergoing cranial radiation (he will only have general / full body radiation). This is awesome news. Cranial radiation, to put it bluntly, is extremely nasty shit. Radiation in general is pretty horrific but to concentrate it on the brain is many times worse. Needless to say, we are very happy about this. The road from here his steep and it is great to not have to worry about this.
Back to work for me. Working a full time job while going through this is the best experience ever!!