Miss my brother

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Gbm is cruel , it’s a harsh illness that robs us of our loved ones. 
Even with the standard protocol of treatment this nasty illness never goes away or returns with a vengeance. Brain cancer only has one percent of government funding unlike other cancers , more needs to be done to stop others going through this devastation. 
My warrior brother succumbed to gbm in July after a 14 month battle - he was 51, he deserved to live to be a old man , not be bed bound, loss of mobility, drooped mouth, loss of hearing and speech bad too , he survived ten weeks on palliative care where he fought so hard the end was so cruel to see as he lost consciousness and gasped for breathe . I am in awe at his strength and he leaves behind a great legacy as his funeral he wanted donations to be given to brain tumour research instead of buying flowers, fly high and sleep well - until we meet again 

  • Oh Sad life11, I just want to give you a huge hug after reading that. So sorry for your loss.

    What you say is so true, GBM4 is too cruel for words. It can rob you of the person before they've even gone. 

    Please remember to take care of yourself as you heal here. MacMillan is still here to support you whenever you need them.

    love n hugs

    Wee Me xx

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

  • Hi thanks for your reply, appreciate it.

    we live in a cruel world but gbm is the most evil illness I have witnessed, it left a shell of my brother before it had even taken him. 
    It was soul destroying and broke my heart. He ate well, worked five days a week , walked everywhere , no individual deserves to go through this illness.

    I miss him dreadfully, 

    All the best with your husband

  • Thank you for always replying, you always find time to reply to everyone with words of comfort and support. You always go that little bit extra and provide support numbers and links to help others when you also are going through the most difficult and challenging time of your life , your husband is very lucky to have you as his rock.

    This gbm is the evil that takes young and old and more needs to be done.

    Lets carry on the fight and not let cancer win!!!!!

  • awh thanks. I'm blushing now :)

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

  • HI

    you're right GBM4 is evil. 

    I do my best with the replies i post and try to bear in mind the support I needed when I first reached out for help through this community two years ago.

    If my words help just one person then that's a success as far as I'm concerned.

    love n hugs

    Wee Me xx

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

  • You are doing a fab job!

  • I like that you want to help others out in difficult times, people like you are hard to come across nowadays. Keep up the fab work.