About this Blog...

Living with a Brain Tumor

Welcome… This is Dan, Sandy’s husband. I’ve been writing this blog since October 2005, when Sandy prepared for and underwent surgery on the brain tumor that had become active again after seven years of no change since radiation therapy in 1999.

We are currently (May 2006) back at Stanford Medical Center for her 2nd surgery, as a new tumor has appeared in Sandy's brain. In October she was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4 tumor - one of the worst and fastest growing types of brain tumors. She will have a 2nd surgery on May 15, 2006 to remove the new tumor and will then start a new round of chemotherapy.

This seemed like a good way to keep friends and family updated and also share comments that we receive.

To view previous blog posts, click on any of the month links in the "Archives" section on left side of blog page (that month only is displayed) and then scroll down. Most recent posts are at the top.

To make a comment on one of the blog posts...

click the "..comments" link at the bottom of the most recent post. This opens a page containing previous comments by people, with a form at the bottom to fill out. There is space for your name, email (optional and not published anyway), website (ignore) and the larger area for a comment (this area automatically expands as you type, if more space is needed). Click the "submit comment" button after you have finished typing message. Note that your comment can be read by visitors to the blog. [For some reason the form does not work for people using AOL software. If you want your comment published on the blog, email it to us and let us know you want it published].

If you would like your comment to not be published, just send us an email - sandy@sandybeardsley.com and we won't put it on the blog for everyone to see. If you want to delete or change your comment, send an email and let us know.

Also, I understand that in Microsoft Internet Explorer, there is a large blank area at the top of the site and you have to scroll down to see the first post. Another reason why everyone should be using Firefox for a web browser. Download it for free at www.mozilla.com - install it (it will also import all your favorites from Internet Explorer) -- you'll be glad you switched. Sandy's blog website will look much better and load faster as well with Firefox.

Go to Sandy’s website journal at sandybeardsley.com to read about her journey in living with a brain tumor since 1999. Chapter 18 is her latest entry.

Thanks for all the love and support.