Category Archives: Glioblastoma

Chapter 17–Comfort Is on the Horizon

And so it begins:  the beginning of the end of the beginning. November 11, 2014 You will recall that we had made the decision to call in hospice, and it was confirmed while Roger was getting fluids at a local … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Tumor, Family, Glioblastoma, Hospice | 4 Comments

Chapter 14 – Blessings in Respite

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops What if Your healing comes through tears What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Brain Tumor, Declining, Glioblastoma | 4 Comments

Chapter 13 – Getting Worse and Not Seeing the Signs

Each day got worse. When you are living in real time, things obvious to the outsider are not so clear to you. I know I was still afraid and frustrated by not knowing exactly how things would progress, but I think back … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Tumor, Getting Worse, Glioblastoma | 4 Comments

Chapter 12 – It’s Coming and There Is Nothing You Can Do To Stop It.

The Train Wreck Is Coming Pardon the digression from the storm analogy, but this quote fits this blog perfectly.  Shauna Emmons shared this on a site I frequent, and I asked if I could share it.  She said yes. Healing and … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Tumor, Declining, Glioblastoma, Train Wreck | 7 Comments

Chapter 11 – Plan and Build Your Life on THE Rock.

The sermon this morning was on building.  Building your life.  Making a blueprint of your goals.  Having the right foundation.  Maintaining the building.  The reference was Matthew 7: 24-27.  Pastor Derek’s quote struck me:  “Know storms will come; if you … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Tumor, Family, Foundaton, Glioblastoma, Radiation, Shingles | Leave a comment

Chapter 10 – When the Storm Gets You Down

When life gets you down… Or, I guess, when a storm gets you down, at least tread water. That’s what I felt like we were doing. Move the arms and legs to keep from drowning. Focus on the 30th radiation treatment. … Continue reading

Posted in Barnes Jewish Hospital, Brain Tumor, Glioblastoma, MRI | 4 Comments

Chapter 9 – Tending to the Mundane

Life goes on.  By that I mean you have to take care of the everyday things that happen. Whether you want to or not. In the midst of a storm you think your focus is on the storm itself. But … Continue reading

Posted in Birthday, Brain Tumor, Glioblastoma, New Birth, Radiation | Leave a comment

Chapter 8 – Believing Through the Storm

Did you miss my post from last weekend?  That’s because I was getting ready to go to Florida with Chad’s family.  We had a fabulous time, and I hope you won’t mind if I post a few pictures from that … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Shower, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Blessings, Family, Glioblastoma, Radiation | 4 Comments

Chapter 7 – Riding the Waves of the Storm

Feelings are much like waves; we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.  Source I would add that emotions are like the waves in storms.  The ones you choose to ride may be overwhelming, but … Continue reading

Posted in Chemotherapy, Cleaning, Family, Glioblastoma, Radiation | 3 Comments

Chapter 6 – “Back of the clouds the sun is always shining.”

Sometimes the sun shines through the clouds in a storm.  I learned to look for and cherish those rays.  (Photo Credit) After the official diagnosis on August 6th, we returned home to some normalcy, whatever that was.  Roger’s appetite was … Continue reading

Posted in Barnes Jewish Hospital, Blessings, Brain Tumor, Family, Glioblastoma | 3 Comments