Christine's First Surgery

Surgery Consultations

May 21st - PET Scan

May 23rd - Consultations
Andy and Christine went to the in the MD Anderson cancer center in Katy and met with Dr. Pytynia and Dr Lindquist, who is a very capable Resident Physician. They went through the final plans for Christine's surgery, and were able to answer all of our questions and concerns. The PET scan was reviewed in detail, and the tumor showed up very clearly.
They also met with Dr. Savage who is a speech therapist, who explained that Christine would not be able to speak through her mouth until all of the tubes have been removed and the swelling had gone down. On Monday, after the surgery, speech tubes will be put in place. One of the side effects is that once everything has settled down, Christine will only be able to speak Texan.