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    As many of you know, my husband passed away four months ago.  I am still crying myself to sleep every night. Unfortunately, my life is starting to sound like a sad country song.  Yesterday, I had to take my little dog to the vet for a discharge from his eye.  Would you believe my dog has to have his eye removed?  He has an ulcer in his cornea.  I am so incredibly upset.  On top of that...

    April 17 at 1:52 AM view discussion
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      Most of the research I have read states that brain cancer is not hereditary.  When we go through a traumatic cancer journey, I think we begin to worry excessively about all forms of cancer.  But, there's one thing I've learned about worrying after traveling the cancer journey:  worrying just makes you live life less happier.  Once you get through that doctor appointment to check your daughte...

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        Glitzy, I TOTALLY relate!!!  When my husband was in the last stages of cancer, someone said:  "Wow, you look really great!  You're holding up very well."  Another friend told me that I was doing a lot better than she did after she lost her husband.  I think there's just more drama for everyone in this world when we fall apart.  They have more to talk about.  What can we expect???&n...

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          One Drug to Shrink All Tumors 26 March 2012 3:05 pm 217 Comments Fotosearch Survivor. When mice with human tumors received doses of anti-CD47, which sets the immune system against tumor cells, the cancers shrank and disappeared. A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers hav...

          March 30 at 11:25 PM view discussion
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            Hi Glitzy, I truly understand how awful this step is to take.  My husband has been gone 3 months, and I still have all of his things.  Would you believe, at the wake, an old neighbor of ours told me to keep him in mind when I was ready to sell my husband's boat?  People just don't think.  Until you have to go through this type of loss, it is very difficult to understand all of the different ...

            March 30 at 9:13 PM view post
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              There are no perfect words for you at this devastating time of your life.  I lost my husband 3 months ago from brain cancer.  I held him and felt his heart stop.  He was at home in Hospice for 5 weeks.  He was a youthful 53 year old.  I understand the pain and the loneliness.  It seems so unfair; I wish we didn't have to endure this.  My mind does exactly what yours does; I think of...

              March 27 at 11:03 PM view post
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                Hi Kevin, I just wanted to connect with you to tell you that I can understand how frustrated and devastated you must feel.  My husband was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 51.  He was also the picture of health.  That's one of the most difficult things to understand isn't it.  You try so hard to take such good care of yourself while the next guy is smoking and drinking in excess.  I...

                March 26 at 1:15 AM view post
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                  That reply was supposed to say "situational stress" meaning it will change as your situation changes.

                  March 26 at 1:10 AM view post
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                    Oh Glitzy, that is devastating!!!  I so worry about those who are in the military.  Some seem so detached and depressed at times.  I am a college professor.  I make it a point to discuss depression and suicide with my students.  We have so many students who just got out of the military and are working on their degrees.  But, as I tell my students, this is a form of situation stress for y...

                    March 26 at 1:09 AM view post
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                      Hi Robin, I am not sure where you are located, but I know the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has a device called the Neuro Blate for hard to get at tumors.  So, you might want to ask the oncologist about that.  There is also gamma knife.  It targets inoperable tumors as well.  You might want to ask your doctor if he or she is willing to work closely with another doctor or facility in the eve...

                      March 24 at 8:51 PM view post
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                      Hi!
                      My husband was diagnosed with GBM in Feb. '12. His tumor was in his rt. frontal lobe. He has had 2 craniotomies so far. He also received dendritic cell vaccine treatment after his first recurrence. He isn't the same person that he was before the surgeries. We are trying the ketogenic diet. My husband was on Temodar (low dose) and Avastin. He is considering NovoTTF in the future. Unfortunately, he his on his third recurrence. Now, he is trying a Phase I peptide vaccine clinical trial. We are praying for a miracle!

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