I wrote just a few days ago about my mother suffering from a Grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor. She had been in a nursing home for a few weeks following a bad fall which likely was the result of a stroke and then she developed sepsis from a UTI infection as she already had poor-functioning kidneys.
My mom passed away in my arms this past Sunday, less than 24 hours after writing the initial post.
A glioblastoma (glee-oh-blast-oh-ma) multiforme belongs to the most common type of primary brain tumor in adults, the astrocytomas. A primary brain tumor is one that begins in the brain rather than having spread there from a different part of the body. Grade IV is the highest grade for an astrocytoma, indicating it grows aggressively and spreads the fastest. Glioblastoma, also called GBM, is a grade IV astrocytoma. These tumors invade surrounding tissues, spreading out irregularly in all directions.
She fought so hard. She was graceful about it from the beginning and did what she needed to do. We tried alternative therapies while she was doing regular treatment. She walked almost every day with her friend. She had an amazing outlook and spent as much time doing the things she loved, right up until God decided he needed her more than we did.
I do have a hard time with that. I thank God for my mother but I am angry at how she suffered. The environmental toxins in our world today are just so strong sometimes they cause a change in our destiny. I started using essential oils on my mom – first Frankicense during the summer after her second surgery. She was so good about rubbing it on her feet everyday.
While she was in the nursing home, I brought her some of Young Living’s Brain Power and Humility because they contain lots of good things to help her immune system, sesquiterpenes to get past the blood brain barrier and help ease the growing tumor, and also just to calm and soother her when she was scared. I know she enjoyed it and I only wish I had started with essential oils when she was first diagnosed.
I am thankful I was with her in the end but I wish she didn’t have to experience what she did.