On April 26, 2010 I brought my husband to an after hours clinic for what I thought was "some type of stomach virus".
I have a Meningioma again
I still don't understand how someone who has been so loving, so full of laughter and joy all his life ended up with not one, but 2 fairly rare diseases, as well as GBM.
Eleven year survivor so far.
My brother was diagnosed of brain tumour in the year 2000 and was operated immediately.
Looking back, we all noticed strange things about her during the month before, but who in the world thinks it could be the absolute worst thing imaginable.
We all have faith that God wanted Devon to be here with us, and is going to continue to heal him.
My sister was diagnosed in Feb 2003. She had surgery just a week before her birthday that year and died on my birthday in August 2004.
My daughter was 24 years old when she was diagnosed with GBM. She had just returned from South Korea, where she was a soldier. She was beautiful, strong, but most of all she was loving and loved.
By writing this story, I am really hoping I give someone hope and a little inspiration.
I was twelve years old when I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
I was sitting in a meeting on April 27, 2007 day dreaming about the weekend and never imagining that one phone call would change it all. I went to my office after my meeting and had a voice mail from my dad, he said "Dr thinks I have a brain tumor, don't stress over it, it's no big deal."
The fall of 1978 I was a happy go lucky high school senior. Soon I would be was so sick and would be hospitalized twice for dehydration.
Sharing my stories is part of my healing process. I you will also find some comfort in your grief in reading about my memories of my sister.
The day I was told I had a 4.3 cm tumor within my head was as if someone had tossed on top of me a hundred lead blankets, the kind you wear during x-rays at the dentist. After it was removed, the subsequent diagnoses was anaplastic ependymoma WHO grade III. That's when it rained boulders.
For years Nina experienced severe headaches and dizziness, and began having problems completing everyday tasks. Her life changed during Memorial Day weekend in 2008 when a MRI showed a bleeding tumor (cavernous hemangioma).
If I were to give advice to a brain tumor patient, I would say, 'trust your feelings and intuition'. I have always "known" when things were wrong with me before the doctors told me - and sometimes before they even happened.
Corey is a young adult ependymoma survivor.
I worked in human resources for 12 years, so even before I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I was well informed about public and private benefit plans. When it was time for me to apply to Social Security Disability Insurance, it was no surprise I saw the “red tape” and how long it takes to receive benefits.
Of Catherine’s four adult children, three were diagnosed with brain tumors.
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