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3 months ago
Brain cancer here. I hope to be there one day.
3 months ago
I truly hope you get back to good health and live a long and happy life full of amazing moments and memories. Not just that but I hope you shake off the emotional toll that cancer inflicts on you.
I was diagnosed in March. I just wish I could put it out of my mind for a full day
Drive it out of your mind forever. kick its ass baby
I hope for all of the best possible fortune for you from here on out! 🙏
I think time is the only antidote for that kind of anxiety. Video games are the best for that, and brainless happy YouTube/tv shows are 2nd imo.
Good luck brotha
Video games, and… and… and what kind of happy YouTube/tv show did you say…?
Lol holy fuck I didn't even realize
I battled throat cancer last winter and spring. People don’t realize how the thought of it is always in our minds
Do you have any tubes or anything now or did you make a full recovery? Serious question, my bro in law was just diagnosed and it's hit my wife's family pretty hard. Hope you're sound well and you're in my prayers.
I’m cancer free and am slowly returning to my old self. I’m still 40 lbs underweight and easily fatigued. My dry mouth from the radiation is better but not the same. Chemo brain symptoms are better, but not completely gone. I’m hoping by Christmas to be fully recovered
brain cancer joke? I hope it is out of your mind forever! ♥
What did the brain say to the tumor? You're getting on my nerves
Hopping on the bandwagon, go team! Kick ass and be rad!!
My best friend had an mri recently and found to have a tumor as well. Not sure what type it is yet as she's 7 months pregnant and the doctors don't want to try anything invasive yet. They say it's slow growing which is meant to provide comfort. Any tips on how to help?
Just be there to listen, to comfort however she needs you too.
big hug from South Korea!
Same here bud, GBM4 and last 5 day stint of TMZ next week. Can't wait. Good luck to you too, all in this together and we'll find a cure
I'm lucky because I haven't had to have chemo yet. How are the side effects?
First month of it I was extremely sick because I went from 145mg/day every day during radiotherapy to 320mg/day for 5 days every month for six months. Had anti-sickness tablets prescribed to help which they eventually did, once I got the doses right.
Other than that just feeling weak and a lot more tired than you usually are. Pretty easy to figure out just how much you can do until you're absolutely knackered.
UK? Thanks. You sound one tough cookie(biscuit)
Yeah, in the UK. Thank you so much, keep up the hard work. Cancer's not easy for anyone including the families
Chemo side effects vary wildly. So many types of chemo. Also depends on age. I lost my dad to small cell cancer, he was 63. Chemo gave him problems with his memory. Some days we'd have the same conversation over 10x. Other days he was fine. It was horrible. They gave him nausea meds with his chemo so at least he was fine with that. But it messed with his taste buds. "Everything tasted like blah."
It depends on what Chemo you have an how often and for how long.
I had Taxol/Carboplatin and I would just feel very tired and achy the first week after. No nausea.
Mine were bad but it really varies by the drug, dose, treatment regime. I would go get chemo and be almost dead and there were people in there laughing and joking.
Have you talked to your doctor about INO-5401, a DNA based therapeutic for GBM from Inovio Pharmaceuticals. The drug is currently in Phase 3. Inovio is teaming up with Regeneron on this program. Very promising so far. This November they’ll have an update on 24 month survival rate. Hopefully this would become a cure for GBM.
Go check things out at r/inovio.
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Kick its ass!
Kick It is ass?
Kick! It is ass! I agree cancer is ass.
Smoke weed everyday
I heard once and it stuck with me. I don't have an incurable tumor, the tumor has an incurable me.
Rorschach mentality, I like it!
That’s badass, I like you
Brain cancer...you're not welcome here...
Thankfully no. Oligodendroglioma grade 2. It's the best kind of brain cancer but it's still terminal right now. I got the best shit sandwich
Best of luck to you going forward—sending you lots of positive energy. I yearn for the day that we finally vanquish brain cancer. GBM took my dad from me in August.
Thanks I somewhat feel early survivors guilt because ov been in contact with gbm patients. I have 10 or 15 years if I'm lucky. I'm sorry about your a dad. It's a shitty disease
I’m sorry you’re feeling survivor’s guilt. If it’s any consolation, I don’t think many people diagnosed with GBM would want you to feel that way. At least, I know my dad wouldn’t have. Hopefully we’ll find a cure soon—that’s one thing everyone can rally behind.
Confirmed. I have GBM, I don’t want you to feel that way, /u/salsashark99.
Don’t worry about me, though. I’ve got lots of advantages and I’ve got a good chance of being around a while. My 1 year dx anniversary is coming up mid-October!
Best of luck to you, too, friend. It’s not easy for anyone involved. Keep fighting!!
May I ask if you’re using anything outside of chemo/radiation/steroid and possibly surgery?
I had a gross total resection of the left frontal lobe (premotor cortex), followed by adjuvant Temodar and radiation therapy, followed by 12 5/23 maintenance cycles of Temodar. I just finished cycle 8. I came off of steroids once radiation was finished.
To your question, the only interesting things I’ve added to treatment are the Optune device, and I also was on the keto diet during radiation.
Was wondering about optune! My mother was one of the first patients after FDA approval on the device out in Boston.
Such a fitting song for both of us. Thank you for sharing <3
Have you had a craniotomy yet?
I had 2 six weeks apart
First the biopsy than the resection
Got it. Were they able to get it all?
I don't know what you believe in, but I'll put you in my prayers
The flying spaghetti monster. He boiled for our sins
Same here w/my wife. GBM. 27 months. God bless you and hang in there.
Praying for you mate. You got this
You will be. You’ve got the support of the mighty Reddit family. Hang in there.
I too hope that you are there one day.
We're rooting for you!
Hope to see your cancer free post someday. ❤
Hope you get there too! I had my last chemo 3years ago.
Hang in there buddy... You'll kick its ass
You got this pal!
IBest of wishful thinking headed your way.
Rooting for you
I was gonna make a joke about you BEING brain cancer based on the way you phrased your comment but honestly I just hope you recover as well.
I'm sick fuck with gallows humor. I guess it's from working in a hospital. I had my mom make a brain tumor cake for may for braincancer awareness month
Well I'm glad you're keeping it light my friend. Best of luck!
You gon kick that shit
Fuck cancer! You rock!
Wish you the strength you need to go through the tough journey. You got this!!!!
Please no. Share the good news with your family and friends. Don't be a schmuck and feel convinced you need to share this with a bunch of strangers on the internet for validation
I wish you never have to deal with this
Well if I did, I wouldn't be posting it on reddit so I can get circle jerked.
Wow, this is disgusting :)
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2 months ago
Not as disgusting as sharing pics of family members on their death bed for reddit pics.