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On the 4th of December, it came back that mum did have brain cancer, and it was GMB, a very aggressive form of brain cancer, so she had to recuperate for a couple of weeks and then straight into chemo and radiation
Mum went through chemo and radiation for 2 months, and then she got to go home for a few months and was going to start the stronger chemo in a few weeks.
My mum said that someone had to get this disease, and it just happened to be her. :(
My mum started to lose ability in her left side sometimes, and she had a few falls due to her not being able to lift her legs. Mum would get exhausted and have to sleep a lot during the day, and lost that spark to life. She became super obsessive over things and would get fixated on what she wanted. She never got head aches though, which I'm super relieved about, because I heard they can be brutal. Mum ended up having a massive seizure on the 21st of March, and she never did come out of this. She continued to have a seizure in hospital (Bairnsdale), with them not realising this, and she was sent off the Melbourne hospital.
The radiation and chemo had little effect on mums' cancer, and she was never given other options to fight this. We wanted to go down different avenues with fighting this cancer, but we were told now, as they were still an experimental procedure. That the default treatment was the one she was given. There needs to be more funding into alternative treatments, as my mum only survived 4 months with this horrible disease
Mum ended up passing away on the 23rd or March with family all around her.
My mum was such a beautiful women who loved everyone and no one had a bad word to say about her. She trusted the doctors and the process and i feel like she never had a chance with this disease, as Australia is so behind with dealing with brain cancer. I wish in the future families can get this diagnosis and it not be a Death sentence.