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Thread: My wife passed away last night.

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    My wife passed away last night.

    Her death was painless. She died peacefully. Just stopped breathing.

    Thanks forum members for your support.
    My wife was diagnosed with grade II Oligodendroglioma in November, 2009 at age 49. Started Temodar in January 2010. Stopped Temodar June 2011. Recurrence confirmed July 2013. Temodar again from April 2014 to March 2015. Recurrence in April 2015. Radiation May-June 2015. Recurrence January 2016. Tumor is bi-lateral and multi-focal.

    Partial resection in Feb. 2016. Confirmed progression to oligo 3.

    May 2016 diagnosed with breast cancer. Lumpectomy June 2016. No further treatment recommended for breast cancer, due to priority of brain cancer treatment.

    Emergency resection July 2016. Started dex.

    Started Avastin August 2016.

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    Super Moderator Top User po18guy's Avatar
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    Pacific NW, USA
    I can only imagine the heartache. All I can offer is a simple prayer.

    Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her loved ones receive consolation in this time of sorrow.

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    I'm sorry for your loss

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    Oh no. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    Georgia USA
    My sincere sympathies to you and your family.

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    Administrator Top User Kermica's Avatar
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    So sorry to learn of your loss, JE. Be comforted in the knowledge that she went peacefully and without pain at the end. Sending prayers and healing thoughts.

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    Top User mccindy's Avatar
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    Eau Claire, WI
    I'm so sorry you lost her.
    grand mal seizure leading to MRI discovery of a suspicious brain mass in left temporal lobe May 24, 2013
    99% resection of a WHO Grade II diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma July 11, 2013
    1st postoperative MRI October 11, 2013 - clear for any regrowth
    occasional complex partial and absence seizures
    Clear MRI September 2016
    Regrowth on MRI March 2017
    200 mg of Topamax daily

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    May her memory be eternal...

    Glioblastoma IV, frontal lobe - Dx March 2011. Treated with standard Stupp protocol
    Recurrence August 2016 (at 5 years PFS). Surgery August 2016, rechallenge with TMZ with immunotheraphy (nivolumab)

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    Top User David52's Avatar
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    Central Wyoming
    Am so very sorry, je. Breaks my heart.
    65 yrs old
    March 6, 2012: Diagnosed Anaplastic Large (T-) Cell Lymphoma, Stage 1 (ALK-)
    3 rounds of CHOP unsuccessful.
    Beginning mid-June, 2012, received 6 cycles of Brentuximab at Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. Pet scans after 4th and 6th cycles showed no evidence of lymphoma.
    Autologous bone marrow transplant in November of 2012.
    17 radiation treatments for "consolidation" purposes between Dec. 26 and Jan.17.
    100 day post BMT check-up (2/26/13): NED. Pet scan on 7/10/13: Still NED.
    One year post transplant check-up: Still fine; NED.
    18month post-translant scans, etc. All fine, save a bit of arthritis.
    11/14/14: 24 month post transplant check-up--still NED. Scanziety still sucks.
    5/15/15: No NED this time; reactive nodes in groin; scheduling biopsy.
    Relapse confirmed/ started every 3 week brentuximab
    Allo transplant in Feb 2016.
    100 day post transplant scans in June 2016 fine.
    1 yr. post transplant blood work fine; clean scan. No GvHD so far.

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    Senior User Dhailstone1's Avatar
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    Apr 2015
    My condolences.
    Diagnosis - Oligodendroglioma II
    Seizure on 3.6.15
    Surgery on 3.10.15
    Awake Surgery at Duke Medical on 7.18.15


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