I was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV brain cancer. Glioblastoma Multiforme. I had surgery, radiation and chemotherapy (Temodar). And 5 years later, I'm very happy to be alive. I have a seizure disorder, thanks to the tumor's locaton, memory issues which drive me nuts at times, but living a quiet life suits me and I think it's allowed me to focus on my health and well-being and has contributed to the joyful fact that I am outliving the median survival time for GBM. My neurosurgeon was very kind when he gave me the news, he also told me the median survival rate at the time was 2.5 years and told me "GBM always comes back." That quote echos in my brain every day and every day I push it away and say, "not today" and get on with living my life. My MRI's are sheduled at 6 months apart. I'm used to them now and can fall sleep during the scan, but I still get nervous a few days before I go in and start playing the "what if" game. What if this one has a spot? What if this means I need another surgery. So far, so good. I try to eat healthy food, take a few supplements, Tai Chi class twice a week, get enough sleep and keep putting one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward.