Navigating Glioblastoma: A caregiver’s perspective

Peter and Sally Connolly, June 2013

“A shapeshifter, crafty and intelligent. It mutates, resists lethal weapons, keeps itself just out of reach of the smartest interventions.” These are the words that Sally Connolly uses to describe glioblastoma, the brain cancer that took her husband Peter’s life in 2016. In her newly published memoir, Sally not only recounts their three-year struggle that followed her husband’s first surgery and diagnosis but she also tries to provide some guidance and lessons about caregiving that she learned mostly the hard way. Her story is both heart-wrenching and heartening.

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*ESOL is English to Speakers of Other Languages. Students who did not learn English as their native tongue and/or continue to use other than English as a dominant language would be considered an English language learner.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.