With everyone celebrating the end of 2022 and what is to come in 2023, I’m wishing to turn back the clock to November 13, 2022 the day my husband has a gran mal seizure and we found out that he had a brain tumor that ultimately turned out to be Glioblastoma, a grade 4 tumor which happens to be the most aggressive brain cancer you can get and is currently without a cure.
My husband has cancer. The statement still turns my stomach and makes my head hurt. Our lives have turned from balancing sports and school and work to now managing pain and administering medication at particular hours of the day to maximizing their benefits while trying to shrink the 20% or the tumor that couldn’t be removed at the end of November when they cracked his skull open to work on getting it out.
The bumps in the road also include income and health insurance being turned off due to his lack of work hours being logged with his union. We have a buffer of time that we are covered but soon that too will change our lives forever.
So, instead of making things complicated this yea, my resolution for this year is simple. I want to keep a gratitude journal and record all that is good with our lives. Three things a day to remind me that while part of our lives is going in a trajectory we might not be able to control, the rest of the time we are going to savor the time my husband has with us whether it be months or years to come.
PS. If you have Netflix check out Lenox Hill. It’s a documentary that features patients with brain tumors and the doctors who work with them on the disease and might give you insight to what this MomMe is dealing with on a daily basis.