3rd craniversary

3 years since my husband Pablo had brain surgery. He was diagnosed with a Grade II atypical BENIGN meningioma (bordering on Grade III) on April 15, 2010 and this changed our lives completely. Even after 3 years, it affects our lives daily. Pablo hasn't been able to work since early 2010. Pablo still takes alot of medication to control his chronic pain and headaches. The brain tumour caused neurological damage and now Pablo has a pacemaker for his bladder.

Not only did Pablo overcome a brain tumour but now he is well enough to spend his days looking after our kids while I work and he couldn't be happier about that. (I must admit I am a tad jealous). The last 3 years have been incredibly hard and trying on all of us but Pablo has come a long way and has stayed so strong and positive through it all. 

Pablo - you amaze me. Lots of hugs and kisses from the kids and I. We love you very much.

this sign is in our bedroom - in memory of April 26, 2010

For a run down of the last 3 years, check out Pablo's brain tumour page and here's my 1st and 2nd craniversary posts.


  1. Yay Congrats Pablo! - and Family for staying strong through this. I can't believe that it's been 3 years! I remember reading your first post about the diagnosis and having a big cry..wow time flys! Hope everything picks up and Pablos pain lessons and he is able to do more and more.
    Lots of love from New Zealand :)

  2. Oh I had not seen this post since it takes so long for my PC to show all the pictures.
    Well, cheers to all your beautiful family, another milestone, wow!

  3. Has it really been three years???? I'm so glad things have (mostly) stabilized. It's really wonderful that he's well enough to be there with the kids. Here's to many more.

  4. All the best to Pablo! That's one of the most wonderful posts of the season! Take care

  5. I've just found your blog today and I am so excited to be able to read this. Congratulations on three years!
    My Mother had the same type of tumors when I was 11. The doctor said there was no way to reach the tumor surgically and gave her 5 months to live. Fortunately, there was a experimental treatment the she was just barely qualified for. two years later the tumor was gone and the doctor said she wouldn't be able to be very active. Eleven years after that, she paddles whitewater every weekend! I know the pain you and Pablo must have gone through and its inspiring to see how gracefully you handle it.

  6. Crys - thank you so much for commenting! Your mother sounds like an amazing woman. Congrats to her for staying strong and fighting the tumours!



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