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Amy Christmas M.D.
Amy Christmas M.D.
This past October Amy was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Due to the type of tumor she has the plan was to watch it with hopes that it would never change.
Unfortunately 4 weeks ago Amy had a seizure and the MRI showed the tumor had grown. Which meant the day we hoped would never arrive had arrived. Unfortunately due to the type and area of the tumor it is non operable. Meaning she will go straight to aggressive chemo and radiation treatment starting Monday the 15th for the next 6 1/2 weeks. Then chemo for 6-12 months. She will also be going to speech therapy to help her regain her normal speech ability which the tumor and seizure have affected.
There is no cure for her tumor and it is considered to be Cancer. The hope though is to shrink it, kill it, and contain it, with hopes that it never grows again, and she can get back to living a long and happy life with us and doing the things she loves to do.
After much research and seeing and talking to some of the best in the country at MD Anderson, UAB and Duke for brain tumors we have decided to be treated by Dr Burt Nabors neurology oncologist and Dr John Fiveash Radiation Oncologist both departments heads at UAB in Birmingham.
Dr Nabors is considered to be one of the best brain Oncologist in the country and we feel God is putting her in great hands with him along with Dr Fiveash. We will be traveling up on mondays and back home on Fridays allowing her to be home on the weekends with the kids.
Please use this site for any updates and to send Amy and her family well wishes and prayers as she fights the great fight. Know that we appreciate all the phone calls and texts and if we don't reply it's because we are navigating a lot while still trying to keep some sense of normalcy during this storm.
Amy has chosen the following Verse to help her thru this difficult time.
Psalm 27 Verse 1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?