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Just a quick note that the MRI yesterday showed that the tumor still hasn't come back. Of course, there's no reason it should have come back, but I always start to worry right before the MRI. It was even worse this time because it appears that kateyule has had further brain surgery to remove some kind of cancerous mass. My thoughts are with her and David.

I've also received news that I've been approved for the Optune 2.0. The main advantage is that it's much, much more compact. I got to see one at the doctor's office yesterday, and not only is the field generator smaller, but the batteries are about an eighth as big as the old ones. It should be easier to carry around, so that's good. Unfortunately the transducer arrays haven't changed, so gluing those to the head twice a week remains a pain in the ass.

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kate_schaefer
Jul. 22nd, 2016 05:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update.

Have you watched Night of the Hunter? After I watched it, I searched your archive to see if you'd reviewed it yet. I should write a review myself.
randy_byers
Jul. 22nd, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've seen Night of the Hunter (a couple of times, in fact), and yes, you should review it.
voidampersand
Jul. 22nd, 2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
Good to hear there's no news. And hooray for better electronics.

I went to Westercon and saw Kate at the hospital. Her sister Sue was there. Sue was helping Kate communicate, talking with the staff, and taking notes on everything. I'm really glad I had a chance to meet her. I am less worried now that I know that Kate has such an awesome sister who is there for her.
randy_byers
Jul. 22nd, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the news about Kate and her sister. That's really great to hear. I'm fortunate to have an awesome sister looking after me too.

I also heard rumors of encounters with the Steffans at Westercon.
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bibliofile
Jul. 24th, 2016 06:53 am (UTC)
oh, a good update! Not bad for getting back from vacation, yes?

I wonder how long it will take for the Optune to be the size of an earring or (more likely) earbuds.

(A status that everyone can find & read easily, 'cause it's not on FB, also good.)
randy_byers
Jul. 27th, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC)
Meant to say that I really like the idea of Optune earrings. Very cyberpunk. The problem is probably always going to be the transducer arrays. Not any way I can think of to make them less cumbersome and a pain in the ass to place properly.
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