GBM has taken my wife

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GBM has taken my wife

by jon4156 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:06 PM

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My wife passed away today 8/22 at 3:45am after a 3-1/2 year battle against GBM.

First diagnosis in March 2011, recurrence in February 2014.  Initial treatment was resection, radiation, Temodar for 12 months.

After recurrence she had another resection but suffered many complications not normally seen by most GBM'rs.  We tried Temodar again for 2 months but the cancer returned a third time.  At the end of May my wife made a concious decision to cease further treatment.  She entered hospice July 26th.

Except for the normal issues related to the dying process, my wife's death was uneventful.  Hospice kept her pain free and very comfortable throughout the ten days it took her to break free of the cancer.

I have no regrets about the treatment choices we made.  She had three fantastic years of high quality life after her initial diagnosis and treatment.  Her life after recurrence was very difficult and I also do not regret her decision to stop treatment.

I wish you all the best of luck in your own journey against this disease.  

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by kat54 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:12 PM

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Jon, I'm so sorry for you.  Your wife was blessed to have you by her side fighting with her every step of the way.  Prayers for strength and comfort for you.  kathleen

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by sue1234 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:33 PM

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Jon, I'm so very sorry about your loss. 

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by LauraHope on Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:51 PM

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Our thoughts and hearts are with you.  

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by Patiwalton on Fri Aug 22, 2014 01:53 PM

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John, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. Prayers go out to you.

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by StenE on Fri Aug 22, 2014 02:08 PM

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Jon,

May you find comfort and a meaningful rest of your life.

Sten

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by michelleml on Fri Aug 22, 2014 02:33 PM

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers

Michelle

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by pdbiar on Fri Aug 22, 2014 03:24 PM

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Jon Peace be with you my friend during this very difficult time. Sending sincere thoughts and prayers. Pat

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by ReleaseMe on Fri Aug 22, 2014 03:46 PM

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Jon sending you strength and peace for the days to come.

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by beckitopia on Fri Aug 22, 2014 03:51 PM

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I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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