Rob R. - Diagnosed with a GBM IV in 2003
My husband Rob was diagnosed June 6, 2003. Our son was in kindergarten at the end of school year party while Rob was having surgery. When the doctor came out to talk with his sister, daughter and myself he cautioned us that Rob would probably not be able to talk or move. The first thing he did when I saw him was smile and started chatting, squeezing my hand. As he left the recovery room he gave a thumbs up to both his sister and daughter. So we knew that his incredible attitude and strength would get him through.
Though the GBM IV Tumor was Inoperable, they did biopsy what they could. It was confirmed a GBM IV. He started six weeks of radiation followed by traveling to Duke and Sloan Kettering for chemo protocol. We wanted to feel comfortable and hopefully provide him with the best medical care. He decided to go with Sloan Kettering in
In May of 2004, Rob who is a yacht broker, happened to have a client interested in a boat in
Rob walks every day for two miles, never asked â€œwhy meâ€, always has a positive attitude . . . and yes, still sells boats! He has expressive aphasia but at 62, we sometimes kid about senior moments. Rob takes a daily nap because he tires but he leads a wonderful life and enjoys his family and we are all thankful for having him in our lives. He would probably have written his story, but he is too busy taking a walk!