Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Counting my blessings on the second anniversary of my GBM diagnosis

Two years ago today, on Monday, November 14, 2016, early morning, I was taken to the emergency room after complaining about nausea and tiredness for a couple of days. Very early in the day, the doctors figured out it was a brain tumor, and I was scheduled for a brain surgery later in the day. Most of the tumor was resected that afternoon, and I was subsequently diagnosed as having Glioblastoma Multiforme - the most aggressive of brain cancers there is. 

That was the start of my journey with brain cancer. There are many things I am thankful for on this journey.  

In spite of going through two brain surgeries and being on treatment throughout over the last two years, thankfully, I have not experienced any significant deficits - either physical or mental. That has allowed me to go about life as usual despite the circumstances. In fact, I even got back to running marathons and completed 3 marathons in 2018. 💪

Living with terminal cancer has taught me to appreciate all the good - and not so good - things in life. I can categorically state that I am enjoying and appreciating my life much more now than before I was diagnosed. 😇

5-year-ago-me or 10-year-ago-me would have been very surprised and shocked to know that I have it in me to look at the threat of death in the face and not flinch but go on to dance with it 

The most important benefit I have got so far on this journey - a very recent development - is the opening up of the spiritual aspect of life while I was digging into figuring out what I should be doing to prevent recurrence. I am still at the very beginning of my spiritual journey and very excited to see where it will take me! 🙏🙏


  1. You have great attitude and outlook. Congratulations on your 2 yea anniversary! All good wishes to you on your spiritual and physical journey.

  2. This is great news! My brother just completed a year with glioblastoma and sarcoma and story's like yours gives us hope!God bless you and keep up the fight!������

  3. Prakash - very inspired with your zest for life and the will power to stay positive. God bless and hope that you do beat glioblastoma and complete many more years and marathons. All the very best.

  4. Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you! I used nutrition to heal from my glioma. I have a Facebook page..."Fighting cancer: What you can do to help beat it" It's a blog that shows everything I've done and done things I've found but not yet tried. Good luck and well done! You're amazing!

  5. Congratulations. So happy to see that you have not lost a bit of your sense of humour. Keep up the sprit.


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