Feb 06, 2011 - 2:15 am
My Fiance had been complaining of a headache on the right side of his head and loss of vision on the left side, for about a week. I didnt like the sound of that so we decided to get it checked out at the local hospital. following a CT scan, they told us he had a tumour in the Occipital Lobe. He was immediately transferred to a specialist hospital and underwent a bulk removal and biopsy on 23/12/10. As it was Christmas, he was discharged on 24/12, so we could spend Christmas day together.
on 13/01/11 we met the neurosurgeon who explained it was a grade 4 gliobastoma multiforme and his prognosis was 8 - 12 months. He was then referred on to another hosptial for Chemo and Radiotherapy. The Urologist there said the treatment would extend his life expectancy to 12 - 20 months. He is due to start Chemo on 08/02/11 and Radiotherapy on 14/02/11.
Other than fatigue, physically he is okay at the moment. But mentally it is really hard. He is very positive and wants to fight this all the way. It is hard to hear that someone you love is terminally ill and more so to witness them go through it. Whatever happens, he will not be alone, I am with him every step of the way.