Brenda was the love of my life. She was beautiful, brilliant, joyous, gifted, loving, and loved. We met when she was 21 and I was 23 in Florence, Italy, where we lived for a decade before moving to San Diego.
In September of 2020, she started having some short-term memory loss and tingling in her right hand, and in October, she was diagnosed with an inoperable Glioblastoma with a mass exceeding 40mm that spanned her entire brain.
A biopsy was performed to verify the diagnosis and she started medications (Dexa, Keppra, Norco), which were followed by radiation and chemo until we stopped after 7 sessions because she could no longer handle it; her brilliant mind was not the same after.
They gave us 3 months and she passed on July 2, 2021. She was stoic and strong and endured this trial with grace and dignity.
I sent her medical records to research in hope that it may help someone else.
I miss her more than words can express and more than I could’ve imagined.