I wrote this down at the office last June when my mom’s oncologist called to say her latest scans showed no sign of brain tumor. I took a picture because it was something I didn’t think I‘d ever be able to write when she was diagnosed in 2015.
Now my mom is preparing for her third brain surgery to remove another fast-growing tumor that has doubled in size over the last few weeks. With each operation, more and more of her brain tissue is being cut out along with tumor, and we’re now getting to the point where doctors are close to removing tissue that is vital to her motor functions. People diagnosed with GBM, like Sen. John McCain, usually have a lifespan of 14 months post-diagnosis, and we’ve been fortunate so far.
Hopefully the luck hasn’t run out yet.