16 comments for “The glioblastoma wife-4

  1. February 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I totally get what you mean about Facebook. Every single human being you know doesn’t quite make it to the inner circle. Some can be toxic. I kept my account but changed how I use it and don’t post much personal information. It’s nice to have supportive connections though. I find some through WordPress and stay connected more privately with others. I’m glad Bruce is happy. For me, After the treatment stopped and the swelling went down, I felt even better. I wish that for you all too.

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    • February 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Yes, we have to maintain contacts in ways and places where we feel safe. I simply feel less and less comfortable sharing my life/our lives in that medium. Yes, so glad to hear you are feeling better. Right now, Bruce is doing well. Have a great day!

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  2. February 4, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I hear every word and feel them. Cats know when someone needs extra comfort. Wise beyond measure. This is the second one this week I’ve heard about going to someone who was ill. I am letting go of friendships as well because so many can’t comprehend that life isn’t going on as normal. It’s so hard to cope with no one that gets what you are going through. Even my children are in denial. What a lovely river. But they hold hope and that’s a good thing. ANYTHING is possible! Remember that. I will too.

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    • February 6, 2019 at 10:55 am

      I know you do and I am grateful; so many do not (through no fault of their own). It is one of those things that we cannot fully grasp until we are in the thick of it AND because this one is unlike other cancers. People see that Bruce is doing well and they assume “oh, he beat it,” or once they hear that he’s had surgery, they say, “They got it all, right?” No and no. This type of cancer is not well known, most are not familiar with GBM, the aggressiveness of the cells, and what that means. Explaining it here and everywhere moves us forward to find a cure. Yes, Gandalf is a verbal but very sweet cat. Bruce has enjoyed the visits. I am not giving up hope, just trying to find a balance with the now and later. ❤ Have a great day, Marlene.

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  3. January 29, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Thanks always for your honesty. I know that life throws us curve balls that we certainly didn’t ask for. I love the picture of your beloved with the cat on his life.

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    • January 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Being vulnerable is most uncomfortable, but it is part of this ride. I’m going with it. 😉 I love that photo, too. The funny thing is that Bruce has never been a “cat person,” and Gandalf has chosen me as his person. He follows me everywhere, and as soon as I sit anywhere, he’s right there on my lap. Lately, he’s been visiting Bruce which I think is great. It certainly brings big smiles. Maybe Gandalf knew? 🙂

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  4. January 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your struggles. I’m glad that you are doing your best to take care of yourself in the midst of all this, and that your husband is having some good days!

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    • January 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you, Ann. Yes, there are many good days. We received the results of the MRI today. Bruce responded quite well to the treatment. The scan was great. So, onward, and we focus on the now. ❤

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      • January 28, 2019 at 6:19 pm

        That’s such welcome news!

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        • January 29, 2019 at 9:39 am

          It was the best day I think we’ve both had since September. We are learning resilience. 🙂


  5. January 28, 2019 at 7:29 am

    THANKYOU for sharing with us during this difficult time.

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  6. Lynne Olson
    January 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    glad Erin stopped by… I did not know. My children keep surprising me every day. Sometimes Eric stops in and visits mom or pops into the office to go to lunch with me. Or Erin does sweet things for you and with Mom. These are unannounced ahead of time, and I find out later…. it is a great feeling to know that my children think beyond themselves. Have a blessed day!

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    • January 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Yes, you have great kids. Your daughter has made this journey a bit more bearable. ❤


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