Wife update

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Wife update

by jon4156 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 09:26 PM

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My wife's GBM journey is heading towards an end.  We will be making a 1500 mile trip to the Florida Keys where we own a vacation home, to spend her final days.  Upon arrival hospice will be involved and we plan to spend as many days as we can watching sunrises, sunsets, and enjoying the evening air before she is taken from me.

She has endured a living hell since March of this year when we skipped our way into her second GBM resection.  Left side paralysis due to a stroke, pulmonary embolism, liver hemorrhage, seizures, and a nasty DVT later...we've reached the point where nothing more can be done and it's time to enjoy the time we have left.

I don't regret the fight...we kicked GBM's ass for 3 years and countered every punch it threw for another five months.  It will have the last laugh however as it wins the battle and takes my wife away from me forever.

 

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by loveiseternal on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:51 PM

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So sorry Jon.  I hope and pray that you have some beautiful time with her.

 

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by tromda on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:14 AM

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Oh Jon.   I'm so sorry you and your wife.  Clearly, you fought hard.  It is such a gut-punch when you transition to this stage.   My personal belief is that while it is admirable to fight as hard as you can, it is also admirable to make the decision to do what you are doing.  But it still doesn't make it easy.

Blessings on you

Connie

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by SarahGrey on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:33 AM

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Ohhh Jon...  Always the messages here are heartbreaking but yours made me break down...  :(   

I'm so, so sorry and your wife has been so blessed to have you beside her during this battle...  No doubt you have done everything humanly possible and your wife must have so much peace with you and all you have done together...

Treasure every moment...  it all goes so fast...  :'(

Thinking of you both, Sarah

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by rbernacki on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:34 AM

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The only thing that matters is love and the only thing that will remain is Love!  Peace & Grace!

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by sue1234 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 01:17 AM

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Prayers for you and your wife. May you both have peace in these final days.

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by geetee on Thu Jul 24, 2014 01:28 AM

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May the grace of God be with you both as she passes.

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by JenniferONeal on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:45 PM

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Dear Jon,

I was so very sorry to see this news.  I have been praying for you both and wondering how she was getting along.  I hope your time in Florida is memorable and lovely.  Just soo hard to go through.  May God provide just what you need for each day. Peace, Jennifer

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by katbaran on Thu Jul 24, 2014 01:10 PM

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Jon,

I am so sorry to hear your wife has reached journey's last few steps. You both fought the good fight--she will rest soon.

My prayers are with you both.

Kathy

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by ASurvivor on Thu Jul 24, 2014 05:43 PM

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Jon,

May the Florida Keys help you and your wife find peace. You and your wife surely deserve it.

God Bless,
Bill

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