Got some good news yesterday – spinal tap came back clean. Two other updates.

My insurance rejected proton therapy as a radiation treatment which was expected. My doctor is appealing it, so now we just wait. Meanwhile my doctor said to just focus on not creating more tumor cells in my brain. Ok. I made that last part up.

It’s funny how much stuff I’m still learning about my surgery, effects and the days after it. For instance, yesterday my wife pointed out to me that my palette is paralyzed – the left side. I thought it was just the vocal cord, but the palette is also contributing to my difficulty swallowing. Food tastes the same, I think, so it’s not affecting that.