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    Milestones (We just finished 30days of daily radiation and chemo with little problems)

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Going to start my first radiation/chemo tomorrow. I can't believe this is really happening. I feel great how can I have this horrible thing growing in me.

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    Do I return to work after Glioblastoma diagnois? Do I move on as if life is normal, or quit and spend what time I have left with family?

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      If you are feeling good enough, able to handle the work load and you need to work for the money and benefits such as insurance, I guess I would work. If you don't need to work, then I wouldn't. I would work on my bucket list and enjoy life as long as I could. It could be an easy decision depending on your situation (necessity vs. freedom to do whatever you want). Best of luck with your choice.

      over 7 years ago
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      HVG

      It is a hard diagnosis, but not a reason to put your life on hold. My dad was diagnosed in August of 2011. He has had 2 resections, chemo, and radiation. He has continued to work as he can but kept any limitations in mind. The tumor affects his speech center, so he has people help if he has a speaking engagement. Do what makes you feel comfortable.

      over 7 years ago
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      Fusionera

      I would think it depends on how you feel right now. Are you having surgery or other treatment anytime soon? You can also apply for SSDI, which your doctor may recommend. Think on how you physically feel and see how it goes on your job.

      over 7 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): You wouldn't know that I just had brain surgery nor that I have stage 4 Glioblastnoma, what the heck...........