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  • GerardT has replied to a post on the message board

    I'm very sorry that you are going through this. Have you considered a second opinion. Or perhaps opting for another surgery and other drugs? If he loses faith then it will be much more difficult. THis monster cancer can be managed in some cases. Hang in there and take it one day at a time. You can only do so much. Spend as much time with him and try hard to make him not lose hope. God is with you and him. this i...

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      That's great! We know exactly what you mean. My wife's latest one was also stable. She completed her first round of Temodar and radiation in March. She is now in her third round of Temodar. She was diagnosed in December 2012 and has had three surgeries, the last one being in early March. Considering everything, she is doing okay. The decadron on 2mg three times a day has had some side effects. She has gained weight a...

      May 31, 2013 view post
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        Greetings: My wife Maria completed 30 rounds of radiation and Temodar this past Wednesday and we wer looking forward to a gradual recuperation phase prior to our next oncology visit next month. She immediately started having bad headaches and is now dealing with severe constipation, nausea, and fatigue. The nurse and doctor said these are common side effects. It also appears she may be Having mini seizures in which ...

        March 25, 2013 view discussion
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          Greetings: I agree about the zofran. It helped my wife during her first round of Temodar and she never had nausea.

          March 22, 2013 view post
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            Greetings Dan: I too am with you. My wife of 34 years has Gliobastoma IV. Sw underwent emergency surgery on Christmas Eve and the doctor removed a cyst which was causing her extreme pain. HE said she could have died. Then came the diagnosis. Then came a second surgery the following month. They implanted an Ommaya Reservoir so that if they had to remove a cyst and drain fluids they could do so with the device and pr...

            March 06, 2013 view post
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              Greetings Brothers and sisters: I am a caregiver and husband to my wife of 33 yrs who is now battling gliobastoma IV cancer and is in her 4th week of treatment. I just wanted to share with you all that my best friend died of lung cancer 10'years ago and his wife, then only 45 yrs old was totally devastated. They were sweethearts from age 16. After so many years she now joyfully shares her time with her beautiful th...

              February 21, 2013 view post
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                Greetings Mike. I too lost my mother six years ago and understand the pain, the feeling that there is such a void without her. She raised me by herself, since my father abandoned us when I was 3 years old. I can tell you only that as time goes by, you will be able to remember those memories of her without feeling too sad; you will be able to laugh and share stories with other family members and honor her. Remember t...

                February 06, 2013 view post
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                  greetings here we are now in Week 2. Evidently the Temodar is now causing Maria constipation. doctor doesn't seem too concerned since it is Only day 1. He recommended Senna, Milk of magnesium, Dolculax, and Miralax. We shall see. She is also feeling more tired, but she has been eating well until today, Which today is Day 9 on Temodar. I plan to get her some prune juice tomorrow. Any suggestions would be apprecia...

                  February 06, 2013 view discussion
                  • GerardT has replied to a post on the message board

                    Greetings: my wife too is fighting the same battle, but she is very spiritually strong and hopeful. The fact that they removed 98 percent of it is great news . As a loving niece, and obviously you are, continue to tell him how successful the operation was and share with him success stories of others. Tell him that the most common trait among survivors is having a positive outlook. Yes it is very hard and the journey...

                    February 04, 2013 view post
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                      Greetings: alleluia. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us, especially those of us just recently coping with this illness. God bless your mom. It gives us all more hope. GerardT

                      February 02, 2013 view post
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