Support Sammy To Survive Brain Cancer
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My Journey with Brain Cancer...
My journey with brain cancer has recently thrown us another challenge which resulted in a second brain surgery.
Whilst surgery went as well as it could have, I recovered well and I am extremely lucky to come out of it with no major impairments which is what we were concerned about.
I have however lost peripheral vision in my left eye which was hard to get used to and work through in the early weeks but I have adjusted and don’t notice it as much.
We received the pathology results and unfortunately it has changed for the worst and we are now dealing with a grade 4 Glioblastoma.
The average survival time is 12-18 months – only 25% of glioblastoma patients survive more than one year, and only 5% of patients survive more than five years.
As you could imagine its been an emotional and tough few months and while statistics are against me, it hasn’t changed my determination to find a way to be the exception.
Throughout this journey so much help has been offered and has been the only way we have been able to get through these past 3.5 years and we are so incredibly grateful. Knowing I am here asking for help is hard but the truth is we can’t do this alone and need your help again.
I want to get rid of “Terrence” the Tumour for good so we can get on with life, perhaps start a family of our own and make plans for the future for us as a couple but for hopefully our children too.
My surgeon wants me to start chemo & radiation right away and then get into local trials.
With brain cancer chemo and radiation isn’t a permanent solution it’s a short term solution.