29 year old husband has brain tumor - page 6

my husband was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and will have a crani on the 21st.. after the incision heals he will begin chemo and radiation.. we have two children ages 5 and 3, who witnessed him... Read More

  1. by   Kaylesh
    Jaysstrupp,
    My heart goes out to you.. What a horrible diagnosis on someone soooo young.. Remember our thoughts are with you feel free to vent on the board.. Gentle hugggggggggs to you and your family..
    Kay(Kaylesh)
  2. by   RNFROG3
    I agree with susanmary. Alot of people will want to help and not know what to do let them help you thru this including us here on the board. My thoughts and prayers are with yu and your family.
    I know what you mean about changing persepective. My mom was diagnosesd with breast CA and had to have a mastectomy. I was blessed to be with her throughout her hospital stay and I must say its easier to be the nurse then the family member. I felt so helpless. Many blessings and prayers sent your way.
  3. by   Hardknox
    jaystrupp, I cannot tell you how sorry I am for you. I was hoping the dx would be better. Live each day as it comes and do whatever you need to to get you and your family through this. God bless you all.
  4. by   kmchugh
    jaystrupp

    I am so sorry. I wish I had words to make the pain you are feeling now better, but there are no such words. Know that all of us here, those who know you well, and those who don't know you so well, have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace and warmth, I wish your husband comfort and strength, and I wish your children joyous times to fill their memories. You have the love and support of thousands on this board.

    Kevin McHugh
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    jaystrupp:

    In Fall 1979, I was siting outside the OR with my husband when the surgeon came out and told us his mother (and my best friend) had Ovarian CA and had one to three months to live. It was the worst case of CA he had seen and that her incision was not expected to heal.

    MIL heard the diagnosis but didn't accept the prognosis as she felt it wan't her time yet. She had Chemo at Univ of PA and 2 months late incision had healed. Beileving in alternative medicine and higher powers (along with the Chemo) she attend two charismatic healing Masses---felt different after second one and used multivatims and herbs.

    In Sept 1989 she died of bonemarrow depression caused by chemo 10 years earlier. The last two-three years she was hospitalized several times for various illnesses but her drive and determination combined with prayer gave her a great quality of life.

    I've cared for many Glioblstoma patients. The ones who survive the longest have great sense of humor, zest for life and supportive families. Use your on-line family here to vent/rant/rave.
    Now is the time for that heart talk about quality of life issues, living will, POA etc and taking that trip.

    Sending a {{{{heart hug }}}} use it in the days ahead. I still miss my MIL but have felt her presence throughout my life and hope that your soul mate will be there in spirit too.
  6. by   semstr
    ((((((jaystrupp and family))))))))
    What terrible news! But............... I also worked with patients who had this kind of braintumor, and a few of them got the same diagnosis, but survived many more years.
    Enjoy and cherish your time though, a soulmate like him is one in a miliion!
  7. by   lisamcrn
    Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
  8. by   BadBird
    {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}, feel free to vent anytime you wish, we will be here for you. I pray for your family, especially that your hubby will have a speedy recovery.
  9. by   PennyLane
    Jaystrupp, I'm so sorry to hear of that shocking diagnosis. I'm glad you and your family are going on vacation. You will have wonderful memories to look back on.

    My 32 year-old sister died last year of lymphoma. It is so hard when the young are stricken. Cherish every day you have together. ((((Hugs)))) You will make it through this.
  10. by   Disablednurse
    (((((Jaystrupp))))) Hugs and prayers for you and your family. I want you to know that you can count on us to be here for you. I will keep you in my prayers.
  11. by   tinkagain
    I'm so sorry. I do believe it is much harder being a nurse and knowing too much. My prayers are with you.
  12. by   AHarri66
    Originally posted by Disablednurse
    (((((Jaystrupp))))) Hugs and prayers for you and your family. I want you to know that you can count on us to be here for you. I will keep you in my prayers.
    I couldn't have said it better.

    Angela
  13. by   psychonurse
    Awww jay Iam soooo sorry about the diagnosis. But keep up the good thoughts, it will help. Go to all those places that your husband wants to go to while he has the time....it will be good for him to do all that he can.

    Other than the chat room here, there is a great chat room in the yahoo chat area called "cancer chat" it helped be greatly when my mother was dying of ovarian cancer and there are still people in there that I talk to when I need someone to talk to. There are some great people in there that will support you.

    After I read your posts last night and hugged and rubbed my sweeties feet and he was so glad that I felt so good.

    My prayers are with you and I will keep you in my thoughts. Please keep us informed of what is going on with your life. My best for your hubby.

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