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    I used to be an engineer, so my head still operates largely on numbers.  Using 2011 worldwide statistics, fewer than 6% survive more than 3 years with glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 in the 55 years old bracket.

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        Hux, Me thinks you are a moron! -Jon

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          I have GBM4 brain cancer.  I have had surgery, radiation and chemo. I'm only 57.  I somehow developed a huge amount of aches and pain after the surgery and treatments began. My doctor prescribed medication to address this reaction.  IT WORKED FANTASTICALLY! Perhaps the NSAID anti inflammatory that I take is worth it's weight in gold.  I tripped next to the house and damaged my knee beyond repair....

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              My name is Jon.  I tolerated the temodar maintenance plan well.  I am in the middle of my 24th month right now, 08/16/2012.  I am stopping any further treatments due to the likely hood of metastasing with blood cancer.  My last blood test this last Tuesday was superb!

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                      About jonmeredith

                      Brain Cancer
                      Conventional Treatments, After Treatment, Image Enhancement, Insurance, Side Effects

                      SEPTEMBER 2012:

                      I am Jon with wife Jan. I am 57.

                      I had Glioblastoma multiforme 4 surgery JUNE 15, 2010. I had radiation & chemo after surgery.

                      I am off Temodar after 24 months now, Sept. 2012.

                      I feel fair at best, but have lost a lot of my cognitive skills and the fatigue factor is increasing quickly from the chemo.

                      I am looking for someone close in age (prognosis age dependent), same cancer (Glioblastoma multiforme IV. Thanks!!

                      12/15/2011 Update:

                      Fatigue factor, short term memory and leg, foot and hand pain worsening.

                      02/13/2012 Update:

                      Symptoms described above are consistent. I have a choice of prolonged lifespan with a compromise in the quality of life, or death. I am comfortable evaluating both options.

                      I will continue palliative treatments and prolonged life at this time.

                      I have to mention that I am a picky industrial engineer. Critical thinking is extremely important with this terminal illness.

                      I am truly annoyed by uninformed ignorant opinions and speculations that I read here so often.

                      Anyone with this type of cancer has to look at it seriously and not snivel or base thoughts on ignorance. There are HUGE resources on the internet to allow most to understand this, the options, side effects and treatments. The MOST important knowledge points are the many factors that are involved with this cancer. Research and learn them. Use your intelligence to its best degree. Avoid ignorance and speculation as much as possible. There are just too many variables with this cancer.

                      Otherwise these forums become sniveling posts. Okay for some people who really need their hand held for this ugly time in life.

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