Apr 15, 2012 - 7:19 am
hello every body,
This is my first post.
I am looking for a little guidance and help with my ongoing treatment. I live in England and the Americans seem to be a little more informed and open about this cancer that I have.
Any ideas or knowledge on how to beat this invasion of my body will be most gratefully received.
I am a 54yr old male and in good health apart from this tumour. I am fit as I trained by running, rowing, cycling and lifting weights prior to having a seizure.
On the 21st of February this year I had a seizure whilst driving on the Freeway at 70mph.
I was lucky in that I only sustained minor injuries and no other person or vehicle was hurt or damaged. It could have been so much worse.
That set a train of investigation as to the cause of the seizure. I had an MRI scan on March 9th and this showed a tumour. On 30th March I had a Craniotomy and 5 hours of surgery to remove all of the tumour which was in the right frontal lobe and was about 2cm in size.
Last week on 10th April I was informed that it is Glioblastoma Multiforme. A grade IV.
I am about to be measured for a mask in order that I can start a course of Radiotherapy and combined Chemotherapy. This will start in 10 days or so.
I know that this is a tough one to beat but I am going to give it all I have, I have a loving wife and two children of 17 and 20 who are a delight to us both and I need to be around to guide them in this stage of their lives.
Let me know what you did and how it helped please.
Love and best wishes to you all,