Well, no matter where I wander
I know I'll always find a welcome.
At the end of every journey
There'll be friendly people waiting.
California, could not hold me
Though I loved her timber mountains
|Susan and Gary|
|Susan and Jud|
|Susan and Jud|
|Photo by chaffinfamilyorchards.com|
Up and down her Central Valley
I'm going HO-O-OME
Well, I am not really going home but those are the words to the song and I wanted to show you what we are missing in Minnesota right now! In truth, we are currently in Mesa with Jud's parents and sisters, having a wonderful time, eating, shopping, setting up a laptop for Jud's father, writing in my Brave Girl Journal, eating, shopping (repeat again).
We will be here until a week from today and then we will go back here
|The Stanford Cancer Center|
Stanford Cancer Center became on Sept. 16 the first treatment center on the West Coast and one of a select few globally to offer cancer patients the TrueBeam, a machine that represents an exponential leap forward in the speed, power and precision of radiation therapy.
The TrueBeam linear accelerator is capable of delivering radiation at a faster dose rate than most conventional linear accelerators. This advance translates into shorter treatment times for patients. The time for a typical radiation treatment could be cut in half with the TrueBeam. Other special features improve the accuracy of treatment so the overall duration of a course of treatment may also be shortened from several weeks to just a few days.
Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers. Jud has a long road ahead of him and this is an important step. We are hoping that SBRT therapy will shrink the tumor to the point that he will qualify for Whipple surgery. That would make a huge difference for him. His attitude is great and he is getting ready to "move along" the treatment path once again.