Elaine’s Story: Her Husband’s Brain Tumor Diagnosis Changed Their Lives Forever
by Guest Author
Elaine Lipworth, a content writer at Thrive Global tells the story of her husband’s brainstem tumor diagnosis and how it drastically changed their lives.
In the article titled, When My Husband Was Diagnosed With Cancer, Everything Changed, Elaine talks about how her outlook in life completely shifted and the six new priorities she embraced to help them along their journey.
All my priorities have changed. What’s important now boils down to an appreciation for the blessings in my life, from moment to moment. Stephen, a strong, healthy property manager who loved taking care of everybody (including me, our daughters, and everyone we know), now needs complete care himself. It would have been easy to spiral down into the depths of despair. And there are still times when I feel utterly hopeless, grieving for the life we had. For the most part, however, as I take care of Stephen, I am vigilant about staying present and have avoided drowning in nostalgia. Instead, I use every mindfulness tool at my disposal (including meditation and affirmations) to make sure I have the strength I need.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Compassionate Care
PNI’s experienced specialists strive to provide the best comprehensive and compassionate care for patients, family members and loved ones. Neuro-oncologists Dr. Santosh Kesari and Dr. Jose Carrillo treated Elaine’s husband and she is so thankful for the care they received from them and the entire team.
I am hugely grateful to our brilliant neuro-oncologists, Dr. Santosh Kesari, Dr. Jose Carrillo, and their team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center here in Santa Monica. I am grateful for our fantastic caregivers; I have a new respect and awe for the job and what it entails.
Last updated: March 23rd, 2020