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mattgibbons8's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Mattgibbons8 has replied to a post on the message board

    I'm happy to read you all are doing well and living life to the fullest. My wife Holly had her resection on 2/23/16 followed by 6 weeks of radiation and Temodar. She's now back on the Temodar on a five days a month regiment for a year. She's had three post radiation MRI's so far and the next is scheduled for 10/10. All have been good with nothing alarming. We walked in the Walk for Hope DC (Team Holly Grace) and rais...

    September 15, 2016 view post
    • Mattgibbons8 has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you and I will also keep you and your family in my prayers as well. My 6 month old was born September 17, 2015 so pretty close to yours!! Thank you for all the info it's so helpful and I'm so grateful. My wife is currently on 500mg of Keppra twice a day and on Decadron steroid for the swelling after the surgery on a declining dose. They weened her down too fast a week ago and we ended up back in the hospital ...

      March 09, 2016 view post
      • Mattgibbons8 has replied to a post on the message board

        My wife (30 year old female) was diagnosed with AA Grade 3 after her brain surgery (2/23) which removed most of the tumor. She will now in two weeks starts radiation 5 days a week for 33 days along with Temodar 7 days a week during and five days a month for I think 6 months. We have three kids 9, 1.5 and 6 months. I don't know what to expect with radiation and chemo. I also don't know what expect in regard to life...

        March 08, 2016 view post
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        About mattgibbons8

        Caregiver
        Brain Cancer

        I'm a 33 year old father of three 9, 1.5 and 6 months. My wife was taken to the hospital on 1/29/16 with problems related to speech and dizziness later determined to be a seizure. She was then diagnosed with a plum sized tumor right around the speech area of her brain.

        - 02/23/16 resection (awake) Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia

        - Radiation and chemo (Temodar) beginning tentatively 03/21/16

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