Friday, January 28, 2011

*sigh*

Well, it looks like the diagnosis has been confirmed... the surgeon came by today to say that the preliminary pathology results do show glioblastoma metforma. Apparently the oncologist will meet with us on Monday to discuss treatment options, but... my dad and I are not sure whether it's worth it to even try. Chemo and radiation will probably not shrink this tumor. At best, it will slow the progression of the cancer, but that's about it. So, really, what's the point? More months of suffering?? My poor dad clings to every tiny improvement... she's moving her left side more now, as the steroids are reducing the swelling. She is off the IV narcotics now, so she's a little more aware. But when he says, 'Wow, look how great she's doing!' I just don't see it... when I look at her, I still see that part of her is just gone. So, there's my struggle. To me, she's already not herself any more...

1 comment:

growingcurious said...

I'm sorry to hear that this is happening. Sometimes life is so huge, and words fail.