Posts by Matthew Costello

Months of Mystery Before Diagnoses of Ocular Cancer

  “How did you know there was something wrong with your eye?” This is the most common question I have received. The first signs were a small visual effect in the inner right corner of my left eye.  I could only see it in certain lights. It was easily something I could ignore, as it…

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Update: SIx Months Post Surgery – A Patient Process

I have returned to UVA for several follow-ups with the surgeon who did the radiation Brachytherapy. At this point my impression is he doesn’t really see any change to the tumor. He says it takes about 18 moths to shrivel. He will begin taking pictures of it again in February, which will be 8 months…

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Multi-instrumentalist Kevin Beale to Donate CD Sales

  My friend Kevin Beale www.kevinbeale.com has offered to help by donating sales of his CD’s through September. I’m grateful for the help in managing the financial challenges I face. (See Some Not So Good News.) You can purchase them at the Kevin’s itunes Store. Please give the samples a listen and consider purchasing or…

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Notes on my Radiation Plaque Therapy (Brachytherapy)

  One of the purposes in setting up this blog was to not only share my experience with my friends & family but also with others who may be facing a similar challenge. The following is written for all those audiences. I realize some of the material may not be of interest to all, but…

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Upcoming Radiation Plaque Therapy

  My Radiation Plaque therapy is finally scheduled for late July. The procedure is outpatient surgery and will be performed at UVA. I’ll be able to come home for the few days in between. However, as I understand it, radiation protocol says I have to stick at home and not go out in public. I…

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