Deb76's Journey with High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called G...

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Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 80

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    • Deb76
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma (...
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was told but a neurologist it was probably a Glioblastoma and our hearts sank, feeling of a whole in your stomach and nothing else in the world seemed to matter at that point and time.

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    • Deb76
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma (...
    about 4 years ago
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    Made decision not to have radiation for mom or chemo

    Decision Point

    Mom is 76 and has multible health issues. She has Parkinsons and diabetis and now a Glioblastoma. She no longer can walk on her own and no short term memory. She has good and bad days and most days just wants to be better but is so tired of being sick and sitting at a nursing home in a wheel chair now. Drs said 6 months without treatments and maybe a year with treatment. My question is what would that additional 6 months of life be? Is sitting in a bed or wheelchair in a nursing home, no short term memory really living? She has a living will that states if I have a terminal illness do not give me anything that will prolong my life. After alot of thinking we are honoring her wishes. This was such a difficult desicion to make. Really tough. Some one said to me well its all about quailty of life not quantity. I just want her to be happy and in no pain.

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    • Deb76
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytoma (...
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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