Jan 07, 2013 - 11:22 pm
I'm on here looking for a little direction........December 1st, my 78 yr old (and very healthy) grandma was diagnosed with GMB IV. Because of the location of the tumor, left frontal lobe, they were unable to remove any of the tumor. She has decided against radiation/chemo, and our family supports her decision. She was on decadron for less than 3 weeks, and after 5 days without any steriod, she began to deteriorate rather quickly. She started taking turmeric supplements a few days before the steriods were stopped, and we (as a family) have been juicing and eating heathly. Because she was not doing so well without the steriods, her oncologist started her back on a low dose of decadron.
Has anyone else on here ventured down the alternative therapy pathway? I have read about other success stories, but have yet to find any success stories (regardless of treatment type) of someone my grandmothers age.
Any information, stories, support, etc, would be so appreciated. I live with and care for my grandmother now, I am in my last semester of nursing school, and have felt that the medical world has brushed their hands clean of my grandmother since she refused traditional treatment. My heart is heavy and breaks every moment that I watch the strong, stubborn, beautiful, and independent woman lose her autonomy/independence.
Thanks from the Midwest,