Fighting to stay Alive or Staying Alive to Fight

-The last three years, I have had a brain surgery each year. GBM tumor is no joke.

raises the question am living to just fight now?

This has been an incredibly tough year to say the least. I have been on chemo the whole year. In fact, I had to change my chemo in June because it wasn’t working. After two months my tumor continues to grow. I changed to two different chemo therapy treatments and my tumor grew some more. That leads me to now, middle of December 2020. I was told in November that I needed to have surgery before I could have radiation. This new tumor is in my right frontal lobe. The old tumor was in my right parietal/occipital lobe. I can have radiation again because the tumor is in a different area. If you new me in high school or my early 20’s, did you ever think I would be using this type of vocabulary? Let me tell you it is like taking a class in oncology. I had to wait a month to schedule my surgery because the last chemo I was on was also a blood thinner. My surgeon finally got it scheduled for December 17th. The tumor has grown enough where it is applying pressure to the good brain and causing minor headaches everyday and for a while there I was even having small seizures.

Even though I was on chemo all summer, I was able to get in some fun. I went canoeing, kayaking, and camping. My family and I went on a week long camping trip to three state parks this summer. At the three parks, we did a lot of hiking, nature walks, and camp fires.

Even though I was on chemo all summer, I was able to get in some fun. I went canoeing, kayaking, and camping. My family and I went on a week long camping trip to three state parks this summer. At the three parks, we did a lot of hiking, nature walks, and camp fires.

My next blog won’t be until after surgery and probably the new year.

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