This is a ramble and I hope you guys don't mind..
My older child is a brain tumor survivor.. he was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma in 2008 and underwent an eight hour operation to remove the big tumor and then had radiation to get rid of the unoperal bits.
A pilocytic astrocytoma is a benign bran tumor. His didn't behave like a benign one and presented as an aggressive cancer after much testing it was deemed benign. He has been to hell and back with this and finally he is getting his life back. He was far too young (14.5 at the time he was diagnosed) but he took it on and gave it the good fight.
I joined a brain tumor support group on facebook and I met this one lady who lives in South Africa and we really hit it off. Sadly her little guy has the cancerous sister tumor to what my son had. He went through a few rounds of treatment and it appeared to work but not now. His tumor is back and rapidly growing and he is getting weaker and weaker by the day. His time on this world is numbered and my heart just breaks for his mom.
Cancer is such an evil beast. So please say a prayer for Little Jed and his mommy.. they need all the support they can get...
Thanks for letting me go on