Aug 23, 2011 - 9:15 am
I've posted here several times in the last two years. I didn't realize that when hubby's symptoms began on August 13th, 2009 he'd die exactly two years later to the day at age 45.
My husband was such an inspiration to me in how he bravely endured three different rounds of brain cancer, mixed-germ cell (germinoma, AA and GBM). I learned as many lessons while he was sick as I did while he was well for the 22 years in between the battles. As his mother said yesterday, "He fought the battle, but he won the war!"
I hope for all of you here bravely fighting that you will never give up. Many are cured, and we never stopped believing in God's ability to heal and our earthly doctors to cure.
I learned so much from others on these boards. It was a great source of strength and information when we didn't know what the next phase held. There were many victories to celebrate and many tears to cry.
Celebrate each and every day with your loved ones fighting the good fight. Stay positive and focused on all you can do for them and yourselves. Caregiving has been my most important job and the one that will shape my life going forward. It was such an honor to do all I could for my husband to help him beat this disease. My faith reminds me that this is just our temporary home, and so my fears are few. My sadness is palpable, because he was the best thing that ever happened to me. He made my life easy, even while sick.
God bless each of you.