Apr 23, 2011 - 12:27 am
I am a 34 year old woman who was diagnosed with GBM 4 in March. Apparently I have the tumor in a few places. They got the big one. I am currently undergoing radiation and chemo. I was fine the first 4 hours after my first radiation appt (2 weeks ago) and then.... I dont know what happened. I didnt remember anybodys name etc etc... I spent 5 days in the hospital. I am okay now. I think my body was wondering what in the heck was going on. The strange thing is my father who is 56, was diagnosed with the same thing October of last year. He flew up here from Hawaii to have his surgery as he needed to be with family who could help take care of him after recovery. He went back to Hawaii after his radiation was over. He stays with his girlfriend who takes excellent care of him. The Dr's claim its not genetic (if not genetic, then what is it, environment)? I have a husband and 3 kids and am scared. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband, family and friends to help me through this. I am worried about my hubby as my illness is taking a toll on him. My mom flew up here from San Diego to help take care of me. She is upset because I wont sit down and relax.... i get bored easily so, I will re arrange the cabinets or excessively clean something.... This is my first post, sorry I am rambling. I just had to put this out there. Only my close friends really know what is going on with me. I know they care but, its hard not to feel all alone.