Monday, December 15, 2008

Not Enough Time

The pathology is in: stage IV Glioblastoma multiforme, otherwise known as GBM, the "most malignant" of brain tumors.

With successful resection plus radiation and chemo the median survival rate is 12 months. The two year survival rate is nuh uh, rare, under 3%.

I can't swallow.


Niffer said...

OMG! I so wish there was something that could be done! It all seems to happen so quick!

I hope you're able to spend more time with your mom while she is going through all this, and if you need anything please let us know how we can help!

Anonymous said...

Sending you all lots of hugs. My niece is in the children's hospital awaiting chemo, but fighting an infection that has to be cleared up before she can do chemo.

I was standing in the elevator today thinking "Damn you to hell, Satan. Damn you and your stinking filthy damned demons to the deepest crevices of hell for creating cancer. I'm glad you are going to die forever."

And then I cried.


Doe said...

Oh Heidi... damn it. Cancer is such an ugly word. The whole thing is so ugly. I really wish there was some small thing I could do to help. Have you checked into the webcam?

Heidi said...

Thanks, Niffer. I got your beautiful card btw.

Anon, I am sorry.

Doe, Thanks for checking in. You always crack me up! We actually already use Skype, but I need to figure out how to hide myself. Last night I got a "I saw you were online...what are you doing on the internet at 10pm...go to bed!" Skype call from my Dad. I feel like I am in high school all over again.

Trish said...

shit.. I'm sorry.