If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a GBM , you've been told that it's not a matter of "if" it will return but "when," setting off a silent but horrifying ticking time bomb in your life. Doctors don't drop this news gently. They usually tell you to get your life in order, and encourage you to finish up that bucket list.
"You can expect to live 6 to 14 months," they told Ted.
Because you are reading this blog, it is likely that you or a loved one has been given this grim prognosis. It has been almost ten years since Ted was diagnosed. That's ten years of our lives living under the umbrella of doom. It's categorically better than the alternative, so I'm not complaining, and I'd don't fault the doctors. They mean no harm and many are working hard to bring attention to this awful cancer, but I realized at Ted's last oncology appointment that even though we may never hear the word "cure" or even "remission," there are some words that can ease the pain.
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