Jul 20, 2011 - 10:02 am
My mother (56) was diagnosed with stage IV Glioblastoma on 13 May 2011. Since then it has been a roller coaster of treatment and emotions, a literal nightmare. Due to the location of her tumor, she is not a candidate for surgery so her only treatment options at the moment are Radiation and Oral chemo with Avastin to follow. Of all the blogs that I have read, it is rare to find one that compares to her situation as far as not being able to have surgery. She is currently in a nursing home receiving Occupational and other therapy to help with her speech and memory loss. She no longer carries on conversations and has taken a blank stare approach to things. She recognizes people but her doctor say's that she will never come out of this fog. My hope is that I can bring her home with me but due to working two jobs, I need her to at least be able to carry on simple tasks by herself. Has anyone else experienced a loved one with these symptoms and if so do you have hopeful news about her regaining some sort of natural life?