Aug 09, 2003 - 3:26 pm
My husband and I recently got married april 26, 2003. I'm 24 and he's 27. We just gotten home from a week of camping with our friends (late july of 2003). he noticed his speech got slurred and next thing I know, the MRI tech found a mass and he was in the operating room 3 days later. high grade glioblastom multiform is what the final path reports said; contradictory to the prilim surgeron who thought it was benign. I want to get off of this emotional roller coaster. How can our lives be turned upside down in just a week? Becuase of the confusion in his diagnoisis, we've requested another opinion on his lab test and waiting for the results (in two weeks). Until then, he's healing very well from the surgery. He was talking an hour after surgery and was walking around a day later. The doctor has taken at least 95% of it out. My husband is in good health. we're hoping that this new drug temodar he's going to take will buy us more time for more advance drugs in the near future. I guess at this time, i'm thanking God for each day he gives me to spend with my husband. Preparing for the worst but praying for the best.
its all so hard to cope. we were looking forward to starting a family and looking forward to growing old together. He's so young. he's only real symptom was slurring of speech. then the doctor's noticed his left pupil was dialated. no seizures, not vomiting, neusea, etc. I'm so frustrated.