My late husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in March of 1991. He had a glioblastoma. He was an otherwise healthy, overweight man. Never got sick. His balance was off and the doctors thought it was an inner ear infection.
After surgery in March of 1991 to remove the tumor he received both radiation and chemotherapy. The radiation was the worst. He was no longer the man he was. He kept working, was told not to drive anymore because he lost his peripheral vision. He lost his balance, his ability to pretty much do simple things like to tie his shoes.
In May of 1992, he fell on our pool deck. I was never sure if he hit his head but, he later was admitted to the hospital for the last time in July of 1992. President Bush flew over the hospital in Daytona Beach, FL. in Air Force One to attend the retirement of Richard Petty at the speedway.
My husband had another surgery that weekend to reduce the swelling on his brain. He started to have seizures and was kept in the hospital until the middle of August 1992 when he was moved to a nursing home.
He died on Labor Day weekend, September the 4th of 1992. He would have been 42 in October.