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mom27liveson
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Joined: Apr 2003

My name is Jennifer. I have been fighting a cancerous brain tumor since April 1999. During chemo and radiation I had alot of family support. When that didn't totally stop the growth of the tumor, the doc gave me 2 options-surgery or death. I was very scared of having an operation on my brain, but had just given birth to my second child(she was 6 wks old when tumor was found). I chose to have the resection surgery. Of course my family was in the waiting room, but I felt so alone and frightened at what could go wrong. I closed my eyes and began to pray. Before I opened my eyes I felt someone take my hand and then I felt nothing but peace surrounding me. When I opened my eyes there was no one there, but my hand was being held. I no longer felt alone or afraid because my God had come to me at my worst hour. I am 27.5 now, my baby just turned 4 and I'm doing wonderfully.

betty2
Posts: 91
Joined: Apr 2002

You are so blessed, God has given you time to get to know your baby. Thank him everyday.
Our son was diagnosed with glioblastome multiform 9 weeks ago Wednesday, and they gave him 3 to 6 weeks to live, he has 3 teenagers and wife and was a Dentist.He is 48 yrs. old. So say a little prayer for him. He is not doing well and is in a nursing home.
Thanks,
Garys Mom

mom27liveson
Posts: 5
Joined: Apr 2003

Betty, I have been very blessed and I thank Him 2 or 3 times a day for everything. I believe prayer is the strongest medicine of all. I will continue to pray for you and your family. The disease is awful, but it can be beat. My oncologist had read in a medical journal of a new chemotherapy trial and I agreed to be a guinea pig(I had nothing to lose and everything to gain). The therapy worked, so I praise the Lord that I met this superb physician. I still see him to this day, but less often than before. If you want to talk some more, you can just e-mail me at: jhaynes37184@netzero.net

Love and blessings--Jennifer

HopeOne
Posts: 9
Joined: Mar 2004

Glad to hear you are doing so well - a relative of ours was diagnosed with glioblastoma and was given a very dire diagnosis of living one year. Yet on this web site there are several you have survived many years. Take care

ILIVE
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2003

Hi, Jennifer. My name is Diane. I can't say I understand your fear of surgery but can understand the feel of God's presence. I was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma (don't try to pronounce it, even my neurologist can't figure it out :->) at the age of 23. It was in the left frontal lobe, effecting my thinking and emotions. It had me convinced that my family didn't give a fig about me so I had to go through it all alone. Fortunately, they all rallied around me with everyone converging on my grandma's house in southern California (where I was living) the day before the emergency surgery. Even my dad, then an active-duty Air Force Colonel based in Virginia. He'd said he could only promise to be there when I woke up. Anyway, I really didn't have much time to think about the surgery (saw the doc on Wed, went in Fri) and still am unaware of any fear of it. It was just something that had to be done. My fear came with the chemo, which lasted for six months, and the effects of it. I'm one of the classics, the chemo almost killed me...ended up in the ER in a semi-coma after 10 days of nonstop vomiting. The doctors refused to give me anything other than saline, telling my mom (an RN) that anything more would shock my system into total failure (don't ask me how I heard that, I just know I did). I had used up my reserves. I had nothing left. I thought 'All right, I'm done. I'm ready. I've got nothing else to fight with.' Just then, I was filled with shining energy and the knowledge that it wasn't my time and my surrender would NOT be accepted. I like to tell people that I knocked on Death's door but he refused to answer. I am now 30, been in remission for six years, and my chemo doc calls me his 'Miracle Patient'. You see, due to the severity of my cancer, I should not have lived to see the Christmas of 1997. But I did, thanks to the strength God gave me and, if He is willing, I will live to see the Christmas of 2067, at the ripe old age of 94.

betty2
Posts: 91
Joined: Apr 2002

What a great story Diane, God does wonderful things, and the best part of all is all you have to do is ask and follow his instructions. I to am a cancer surviver, I had lung cancer 2 times once in each lung 3 1/2 yrs apart and different cancers. My Dr. also called me his miracle.
However my son just passed away from glioblsatoma 2 1/2 weeks ago. They gave him 3 to 6 weeks and he lived 11 from dx to death. He was a Dentist with wife and 3 teenagers, was this a mircale? I don't know, but I do know that I trust God enough to think that in some small way it was. I know he is in a better place now, which could be a mircale in some way.
Congratulations and keep up the good work.
betty2

CGCSunrise
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2003

Betty2:

My name is Chris. I can definately understand how you would wonder if that was a miracle for your son. I am in a similar situation, I was set up on a blind date about 10 weeks ago, with a young man who is 25 years old and lives in PA, where I go to school. About three days after our date, he was diagnosed with Non Small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage 3. He is a non smoker and has never smoked. I have been with him through all of his treatments and was supposed to spend Christmas with him in PA. Two days before I was to leave, he called me and told me that he would be in FL from the 17th of December til the 23rd of December. Instead he has decided to spend what ever time he has left alone. I have not heard from him in two days, it is absolutely driving me crazy not knowing what is going on. I have left several messages at home without any return call. I always told him that the angels would watch out over him. That is all I can hope for now until the time that I hear from him or his family. There is no guarantee that I will hear from them either. That breaks my heart. I was only trying to be a friend with hopes of maybe more down the road.

I would consider the extra time that you had with your son a blessing and just remember the good times that you have had with him.

God Bless you and your family. Feel free to reply with advise Chris

mandysue
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2004

Hi Jennifer: I was just diagnosed with a brain tumor two weeks ago. I had surgery a week ago, feel great, but my road is not over. Ihave a very agressive tumor and will battling chemo and radiation treatment. I have a 2.5 year old that I will see grow and live. I only have my attitude and I will also be a miracle. Thank you for sharing such positive news.

tmz71
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2004

My father just had his 3rd brain tumor taken out last month (Jan 2004). He had his 1st tumor removed in 1995, and his 2nd removed in 2002. The first 2 tumors were oglidenglioma (spelling?). This tumor is a grade 4 glioblastoma. He has already been thru radiation and chemo. Which have not really helped so this time they put in chemo wafers. They have just told him that there is nothing else they can do for him. So we started to search the internet for some hope. We have found alot of good information on a medicinal mushroom called agaricus (abm) which has been used sucessfully in brazil, china, japan, germany for many many years. We are also combining it with high doses of cesium chloride, vitamin c and potasium. You may want to research some of these they look very promising.

Kathee
Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2004

Hi- My name is Kathy, my son was diagnosed in May2003 with a glioblastoma Multiforme StageIV tumor-he had a 100%resection, but I was told since it is a vascular cancer, and no cure has been found, it always comes back...David was 10, he turned 11 in October...I met some wonderful people while at his oncolgist's...I was told of an alternative called: Protocel. He was put on this June 13th 2003, just aweek after he began his radiation/chem treatment. He takes #50 and has been getting MRI'S every other month since June 2003...ALL CLEAR. The suregeon is baffled, he said it normally would have grown back by now. I urge you to visit the site of Elonna McKibben- she is a 14 year glioblastoma Multiforme StageIV survivor...no conventional meds, just protocel....her website gives her phone# as well as an abundance of info on Protocel. The president of the Brain Tumor Association in South Florida, has been on Protocel for 7 years! He had been diagnosed with an astrocytoma (same family as GBM)-My son continues to do well, I did chose to do conventional...however he is almost done with this and I will keep him on Prtocel. Some people stay on it a couple years, then do a maintainance bottle (it's a liquid) once a year. Each bottle lasts 2 months, David takes it 4x's a day. Please go to Elonna's site-Her GBM was in the spine, not the brain, however, most of the people on Protocel, have brain tumors. My son has a site too: www.caringbridge.org/fl/david
(lowercase only)
Please look up Protocel! If you want to email me it's
Joy2Jak@cs.com

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