Monday, August 25, 2008
Life is and that's a fact. I hate to be the downer over here in blog land. My shoulders weigh heavy today. I have a friend who is 28 years old. She is like you, like me. Just strolling through life. Happy, healthy. A triathlete. Last September/October she was having some balancing issues. Just an inner ear problem? Some viral infection? NO big deal, this will pass.The symptoms only got worse. An MRI revealed a rare but aggressive type of brain tumor called an brain stem anaplastic astrocytoma . All of the sudden your world comes crashing down. How can this be? How can someone with no history of any disease or disorder, an athlete,28 years old and have this?
Margaret is a fighter. Big time. She is surrounded by the best team of specialists
in the country. She's had the best possible treatment here in Boston and at Duke.I have been trying to support her over these past months, visiting, waiting and watching her fight this so she would get on the Cervelo she bought in the fall but has never gotten to ride.
I'll make it short.
The tumor is growing. The chemo is not working. She is in Durham at DUMC where she goes down to meet with her neuro team of specialists. She was having problems swallowing and now breathing and is in the ICU today.
Please send your prayers and thoughts her way.
Posted by Trigirlpink at Monday, August 25, 2008