There is Hope

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There is Hope

by Rosemarie_B on Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:00 AM

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If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living The one thing we learn about cancer is we don’t know how it will end or when, but you need to just be thankful for to day. My wife has a GBM 4 and it has been a long hard road but we are 29 months and she was just home and doing her sewing and has a great time out with old friends so I guess that is what it is all about. I know when this all started I was told that 4 to 9 months was all you could look for then you read maybe 18 and so on . But there is some that have 5 years and doing great so I don’t think we can say how long you have but if you give up it will make it shorter I’m sure. I think by going out and doing things and keeping your mind working is good to. My wife lives with our daughter in Denver and she goes to the CNI Center for Brain & Spinal Tumors in Englewood, CO. We did try other places and this one just looked good so here is where we end up. I don’t know what would have happen if we went some place else but it just worked out here for us. I guess you never know how long you got but enjoy all you can get the best out of it. We are going on a cruise in Jan. 06 and look forward to a lot more. But don’t give up as there is hope out there. Mike B.

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by Rose_123 on Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi, My sister in law has been fighting breast cancer retrun for the last two years. Today, she was diagnoised with a brain tumor or two or so and was admitted to North Platte hospital for radiation. We may get her back Monday. Did your wife have this type thing done? Was she able to communicate after wards?? Rose

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by Garland on Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:00 AM

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Mike...thank you for your encouragement. It was posted just for me. It's 3:00am in Atlanta and i am awake again and semi-sick from the chemo i've been taking. Times like these i question the quality of life and the reality of going on. I wonder if it will go into remission and i'll ever get off all the medication. I think i'll never have a normal life again and i get down. I don't know what prompted your post but at least it was meant for me. Have a great cruise and enjoy each day to the fullest.

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by Daddysgirl_5 on Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:00 AM

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Mike thank you for writing, it's very encouraging to hear from others that is going thru the GBM nightmare. I will say that my father has a wonderful attitude about his illness, we are early on after his dx as he was dx Aug. 29th. But he only talks about beating this and things he plans to do after this is behind him. If you do listen to the doctors and what they tell you, people might as well sit down and give up all together. But his constant faith in God is what is driving him and he believes all will be alright. I do appreciate hearing from you and to know your wife has done so well with hers. It does give one a lot of hope for a brighter future. Take lots of pictures on your cruise! God Bless, Rhonda

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by Rosemarie_B on Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:00 AM

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I know my wife some days wants to give up but that is when we need to work the hardest to get her back on track .She was that way this last week when she had to go back to Denver she said I just don’t want to go no more and we need to let her know that if you don’t you lose and I don’t get to see you at all. As it is she dose 6 weeks there and 4 at home for now and maybe in 06 they said it will be 3 months at home so there is light at the end. And we have had all the red and white blood cell problems and the depression but just keep at it and you can do it. Mike B.
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