Grayribbon1's Journey with High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called G...

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults > Glioma > Astrocytoma > High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called Glioblastoma)

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 43

  1. 1
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Awesome surgeon, he did a wonderful job Dr. Oliver-Smith, the first surgery was in 2007

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Temodar for 8 months

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    after about a year, still bald in the area of treatment. Wore me out after the first week. Have a hard time speaking and writing.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Hair loss, nausea, forgetful, headaches due to brain swelling.

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  5. 5
    almost 6 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I'm not going anywhere! I'm a warrior and will continue fighting!!

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