30 year old mommy with GBM

Taking it back to 2011, when I drove one hour away to get to my sisters house in the dark and pouring rain. Just having got inside her house and 10 minutes later I was having a seizure for the first time in front of my very pregnant sister. When I woke up from the seizure that I don’t recall having, I was in an ambulance for my first time on my way to the hospital. They first did a CT scan and found nothing then I had an MRI where they discovered I had a brain tumor.

Two weeks later, I went to meet with a neurologist who gave my family and I options on how to treat it. About a month later had my first awake crainiotamy, going into surgery as if everything was going to be just fine. Turned out I had an Astrocytoma stage 2. Well I dealt with it and went on to Radiation and no chemo. Kept on living my life like everything was just fine, I had my first child a year later and lived my life worry free never thinking what would happen 7 years later.

April 2018, I went to my doctor and had an MRI, that showed a new tumor and was much larger than the first one. I needed to have brain surgery right away this time not awake thankfully.

This time around was different I have a family, a mother of two little girls and happily in love with there daddy. I could not imagine what I was going to be told a few weeks after surgery. My tumor was Cancerous and the worst type of brain cancer there can be, Glioblastoma Multiforme!! Just 29 years old having this type of cancer that normally older men get. This was my life, I needed chemo and Radiation. I am fighting this and never giving up! I have my entire family to live for, my 4 and 6 year old girls need there mommy.

Luckily I am able to wear Optune, and my body is handling the Chemo. I am never giving up, and I will fight for as long as I can. My girls need me and they are what keeps me alive and positive every single day. My life has completely changed, and every day is different. One day I wake up just fine in no pain the next day I wake up nauseous and with a headache not having any energy for anything but this is my new normal. I just am thankful to still be here and fight for my life. There needs to be a cure and more awareness for Brain Cancer.

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