Hello there, as an avid DisBoards supporter for many years, I have found myself reading all the stories on different forums. It has been a while since I have had time to post as my husband fell ill at work on July 28th. I received a phone call from my husband's boss telling me he was being rushed to the hospital for what they thought might be a stroke. I somehow got to the hospital and to my dismay, they discovered a mass in his left temporal lobe. Because of the size of the tumor, it actually started to bleed into his brain causing it to swell. We are lucky enough to live between two amazing hospitals and were fortunate to have Dr. Friedman at Duke University (same surgeon who preformed Senator Kennedy's surgery) operate on my DH. Much like the other post I read about on this forum, they were able to remove about 90% of the tumor and told us it was a low grade malignancy. Not that it is something to be hopeful about, but we thought it was better than what we had expected. Unfortunately, days later, we received the pathology report and found that it is Stage 4 cancer, a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) , which does not offer the best prognosis for longevity and quality of life. Sadly my DH is left with expressive aphasia and struggles to find the correct words sometimes. Also he was paralyzed on his right side and by the miracle of God and physical therapy, he has regained the use of his right leg and is slowly working on simple movements of his right hand. He has just completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation and has a three week respite and he goes back for his second round in November. Our lives turned upside down in one day. Sadly my DH is only 39 and I have had the honor to be married to him for 13 beautiful years. I can not imagine living life without him as we have loved each other for so long. It is sad how quickly something precious can be taken from you. I cherish each and every moment we spend together and thank God for letting me share my life with him. I pray everyday for a miracle. I know it does not happen often but I try to keep the faith. My husband's Oncologist has encouraged me to take my DH on vacation and I could not think of a more appropriate place than Walt Disney World. We spent our honeymoon there, each year since for vacation and a year ago in December we renewed our Wedding Vows at WDW in the Wedding Pavilion. I will cherish these memories forever. I am in the process of planning a vacation and I pray that he will be well enough to travel. We have been fortunate to this point since he is young and in good health. After reading the OP's story of her Mom, it is so sad that such an aggressive tumor can take someone's life in three months. My heart and prayers go out to her. Thank you for taking the time to read my story, I felt like needed to talk about it. It makes me so sad, but I have also found strength from within. I think what they say is true, "Love conquers all".