Jeff241's Journey with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Spouse/Partner: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 66

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    • Jeff241
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Became severly disabled

    Oh No

    After finding numerous cancerous tumors in the brain, only option given us was whole brain radiation which left me physically and mentally impaired. Could not drive or reason as a normal person reasons. Very low socres on conitive tests. Still, I was able to function minimally and at least get around.

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    • Jeff241
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Seven months after first diaganosis and having taken a round of chemo drup Temodar, a new tumot discovered on base of skull indicating chemo failed. Oncology Doctor said radiation again, but that it should not affect my abilities further. Shortly after this last treatment I began to fall, was unable to get out of bed and am paralysed on the left side. Am bedridden and spouse had to quit work to become full time caregiver. This is very difficult for both of us as I am practically a "vegetable."

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