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Immune Response While on Chemo

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Yes, her outlook on life never ceases to amaze us as well. It's so easy to give up altogether with a cancer like hers and slip into a state of despondency and hopelessness but we haven't had a touch of that with Sarah thank goodness.
International travel is strongly discouraged by the Canadian government, but even so, when Sarah had her last recurrence in October that necessitated her third surgery, we did fly down to help out. The only slight drawback to our visit at that time was having to isolate in our home for 2 weeks on our return to Canada. Since then, the governments on both sides of the border have imposed much more stringent restrictions on visitors but of course, if we had to, we would fly down in a heartbeat anyway. But a discretionary visit is not in the cards for the moment.
We live our lives in 2 month segments now. Those are the intervals at which Sarah gets MRI imagings to check for recurrences of the glioblastoma. You can imagine how we feel on those days – waiting for the results of the scan. But as I said previously, July will mark her 4 years of having lived with this which is much better than the average, so we just have to hope that things will continue with these good results.

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Hi John,
Just a quick note to let you know that we also have a Brain Tumor group if you (or Sarah) would like to connect with other patients and caregivers talking about glioblastomas. See the support group here:
– Brain Tumor https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/brain-tumor-support-group/

While the border crossings are restricted with good reason, yours is a situation where I wish they could be relaxed. The vaccines give hope that the borders will be open in the near future. Let's hope.