Mini Update – Eternal Rest Grant To Him, O Lord

Last January I wrote several posts about my husband’s brain cancer. Things seemed to be going well enough. Unfortunately, in late March, his MRI showed some re-growth. He was, statistically, pretty much average for the number of months one with Glioblastoma undergoing the Optune treatment lives without a recurrence. So we sought out a very …

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Glioblastoma Life Expectancy – What Can You Expect?

Glioblastoma Life Expectancy

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with brain cancer, especially an aggressive one like Glioblastoma, one of the first questions that run through your mind is about glioblastoma life expectancy. Given that my husband, Kraston, was a strong, otherwise healthy, young 33 year old man when he was diagnosed, his doctors did not …

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Glioblastoma Survivors And Their Blogs

Glioblastoma Survivors With Blogs

As the wife of a Glioblastoma survivor of only 8 months (so far), I am curious how this disease affects people’s lives. Since Survival With Kids is slowly morphing into a blog about Glioblastoma (at least for now), I thought I would research other blogs written by Glioblastoma survivors and/or their spouses. Below is my …

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What Are His Options For A Glioblastoma Clinical Trial?

Glioblastoma Clinical Trials

When my husband was first diagnosed, many people recommended a glioblastoma clinical trial at Duke University involving the polio vaccine. Unfortunately, upon further review, I determined that it wasn’t available to newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients. You can read more about our early treatment decisions here. It hasn’t happened yet, but statistically my husband, Kraston, is …

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Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Treatment Options After Surgery

Kraston After Surgery

After Kraston was newly diagnosed, I spent the following 3 days (while he was still in the hospital recovering from his brain surgery) researching glioblastoma treatment options. Clinical Trials The very Sunday before his diagnosis, 60 Minutes aired a story about a promising glioblastoma treatment from Duke University involving the polio vaccine. Many people shared …

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