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by Beach1 on Thu May 04, 2006 12:00 AM
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by lisa.e on Sat Mar 31, 2012 06:04 AM
On May 04, 2006 12:00 AM Beach1 wrote: I am trying to find hope for my husband who was diagnosed on February 18th with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. We have 4 small kids that love their Dad! He was very down today, because we have not heard of anyone who has survived longer than two years with this type of tumor. I am making it my quest to find someone, preferably multiple people! Please let me know if you know of anyone, and at what time they are at.
Thanks for your help
On May 04, 2006 12:00 AM Beach1 wrote:
My husband was diagnosed with grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma December 2011. We have 9 children between us 5 grown and 4 still at home. Robert had surgery in December however they were not able to remove all the tumor due to the location on the brain stem, he completed Radiation and chemotherapy in February. Do you mind if I ask how your husband is doing?
by lisa.e on Sat Mar 31, 2012 06:07 AM
sarah, do you mind if I ask how you are doing? My husband was diagnosed Dec. 2011. Unable to completely remove the tumor due to location, brain stem. He completed radiation & chemotherapy February.
by lisa.e on Sat Mar 31, 2012 06:14 AM
thank you for this story. It helped. My husband was diagnosed December 2011. Unable to completely remove the tumor, due to the brain stem location chemotherapy & radiation for 6 weeks after healing from the surgery. He finished that in February. We have 9 children between us 5 grown and 4 still at home 15-girl 12-boy 11-girl & 8-boy. We also have 5 grandchildren with a 6th on the way. I cant imagine life without my husband. The doctor's prognosis is 12 months to 2 years (at best 5 years) my husband just smiles and says woohoo I will shoot for the 5 years. He is so much stronger then me in dealing with this.
by zookeeper on Sun Apr 01, 2012 01:22 AM
My mother was diagnosed at 57 (almost 58) with AA3. Here we are 2 1/2 years later and she is doing GREAT! Life has returned pretty much to normal for her. If you were to meet her today, you'd never know what she went through 2 years ago. She's a fighter and has shown this beast she won't go down without a fight!
I know how encouraging stories like this were to me when I first joined CC. It is possible to return to a mostly normal life after brain cancer. I'm so thankful for all the people on this site that were so encouraging to me in the beginning. I hope my mother's story can give someone else out there the same kind of hope!
by ShawnaRae3 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 07:11 AM
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