Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 18

Suddenly a Caregiver – Book in Progress

Suddenly a Caregiver

Sharing a family’s experience and lessons learned to help you through the unexpected responsibility of becoming a family caregiver. Suddenly a CaregiverAt the urging of friends and family, I started working on a book about caregiving for someone diagnosed with gliobastoma multiforme (GBM) – a stage 4 brain cancer. Glioblastoma effects over 10,000 Americans per year (CBTRUS, 2012). In a single day, I suddenly became a caregiver. I received a crash course about brain tumors and cancer and my new role as an advocate to communicate with doctors to ensure the best treatment plan possible. I learned about the needs of someone suffering from this deadly disease. I want to share the story of one person’s courage in her fight against this disease and the lessons that I learned along the way. My hope is that our story will be a source of encouragement and strength for you if you find yourself Suddenly a Caregiver. Visit Book Page Visit Facebook Pageto join the discussion

References

CBTRUS. (2012). Primary brain and central nervous system tumors diagnosed in the United States in 2004-2008. Retrieved from http://www.cbtrus.org/2012-NPCR-SEER/CBTRUS_Report_2004-2008_3-23-2012.pdf

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