Feb 23, 2011 - 11:23 am
I was diagnosed with the tumor on 11/15, surgery on 11/17 and home on 11/22. He got 99% of the tumor on my left side. Got the diagnosis about 10 days later and it completely turned my world, my family and friends, and my dreams, upside down. He told me on average survival rate is about 18 months for people that choose not to be radically treated and he had a female patient in his practice that has survived 10 years. I have bee "lurking" here for weeks since I am home from work and it has scared me beyond words. I am off all meds until March 8 where I will get another MRI and be re-evaluated. I am only 42 with twin 14 year old girls and a fabulous husband. I cannot leave them. I have no idea where to turn. I feel terrible burdening my family and friends just about everyday with what I face.
I had radiation/chemo (Temodar 140mg) for 30 days and now I am on "the break" waiting for the next shoe to drop. Is it unrealistic to feel hopeful? Or is it possible to be normal? I need some good news....