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

Spouse/Partner: 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 6 years ago, Male, Age: 66

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    • walgenbb
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytom...
    over 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    My husband Bruce had a seizure on New Year's Day. Very Scary. Not previous seizure history, no family history. What the heck is going on?????

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    • walgenbb
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    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery went well. They were able to remove about 95% of the tumor but not the rest due to being close to his speech center and motor movement center. Only 2 days hospitalized.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He feels soooo tired while doing his Chemo. Not much nausea but just extremely tired.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • walgenbb
    • Experience with High-Grade Astrocytom...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    He now has a problem with his hearing due to the radiation. May be leaking CSF.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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