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  • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

    aZedR: You don't say what kind of cancer your wife had.  Was it brain cancer? My husband, dx with GBM, like most brain cancer patients did not have any bad or ill effects from the chemo used with the targeted radiation for this cancer (temazolmide).  Other than some hair loss from the radiation and tiredness, which went away after the 6 wks treatment was finished, he also had not adverse effects from the ...

    January 24 at 9:38 PM view post
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      It's also important to note that debts *in one spouses name only* do die with that person in some states. It depends upon the state one lives in. Florida is one of those states, I don't know the others. In Florida also, for credit card debts on an account in both the husband and wife's names jointly, one half of the full amount of the debt is cancelled as of the date of death of one spouse. But you may have to ask ...

      August 14 at 8:30 PM view post
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        I 'ditto' tromda's reply.  This is really, really hard.  But you, or someone, have/has to take control of the situation.  Be the point person.  Like I said, it's very hard, but very necessary inorder to do the best for your Mom. And, only to clarify, with GBM it's "Grade IV". Your follow on statement about 'is there any other' is basically correct.  Brain tumors are classified by grades not ...

        August 14 at 12:55 PM view post
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          I discovered that going directly to the IRS was not the best thing to do.  Having a good CPA do this for you is the best route, and certainly the least stressful one.

          August 14 at 12:48 PM view post
          • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

            Been there, still sorting it out financially. First, bad fiscal judgement and action on the part of GBM patients is well documented. Very common. First, get POA. As the spouse, and particularly in connection to the house this is necessary. Don't know how easy it will be with the son in the mix, but you should be successful. Then, get professional financial advice. Trust me, I have paid quite a bit in CPA ...

            August 14 at 12:45 PM view post
            • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

              Willing: 1. The material you are presenting is so old and out of date, its totally worthless at this point. 2. This doesn't belong in the Brain Cancer area.  3.  Steve Jobs.  Read what he said about his initial natural therapy.  It's far more current.

              June 25 at 12:29 PM view post
              • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

                I'm a big fan of Tumeric, cumin.  Yes, pepper helps it work.. It's very common in India, used alot in their cooking and always with pepper!.  My husband loved curry anything!  BUT.. it should NOT BE USED when on Avastin.  Most oncologists will let you know this, but mentioning it just in case.

                June 08 at 4:10 AM view post
                • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

                  Brain tumor patients need proven treatment, not "Kool-aid".

                  June 08 at 3:55 AM view post
                  • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

                    Generally it means that the GBM sufferer (tho the account is frequently the caregiver's) has lost their battle. We all try to be upbeat and hopeful, but as we all know, battles are lost.

                    February 28, 2013 view post
                    • SmittysLove has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thank you for your reply, jon4156.  I was the caregiver for my husband from his diagnosis of GBM through his death, so I do understand your points. You may have slightly missed my point though.  While we are close enough to the U.S., we're not the U.S.  That is a plane trip, not a drive, away.  My husband and I were able to basically live in the U.S. for the 18 months of his journey because ...

                      November 15, 2012 view post
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