My name is Lorraine Glashauser (I'm the mother of Leea & Davis). I would love to ge apart of GB4B and Pantene Beautiful Lenghts! I'm a survivor of cancer! I would like to let you know my reasons for doing this. I started my battle with cancer(Choriocarcinoma) on April 9, 1997. On May10, 1996 I gave birth to my angel (Leea). The months went by as they seem to do with a newborn, but during this period, I was experiencing really bad headaches and unexplained bleeding (which was passed off , as from Leea's birth) etc. It all came to head, so to speak April 9. I had a routine doctors appointment that day and I was having major issues with filling out paper work and such. Then the nurse said, I was pregnant! Which was not possible considering my bleeding. After hearing this my husband took me to our family doctor. The doctor had asked 2 questions after hearing what the nurse had stated. The 1st I can't remember but the 2nd was "What time is it?" and he showed me his watch! I said, 400! (It was 4:00pm, I could not figure out how to say that). He then told my husband to take me to Mercy Hospital ER, so I could get a scan of my head. What they saw was a mass in my brain (possible aneurysm), then decided to do a full scan (MIR) of my body & brain. There was a tumor in my brain and a large tumor in my uterus. They discovered most of my organs had been touched by the tumor as it went to my brain. I ended up having the tumor removed from my brain (craniotomy) and a D & C. They had told my husband and family that if I hadn't come in that day, I would have pass away in a month! My daughter was only 11 months old. The doctors who I say, helped save my life was Dr. Lewis (brain surgery) and Dr. Lele. This was a rare cancer, and Dr. Lele had to make up a chemo. During this time Dr. Lele had wanted me to completely remove my uterus. I had grown up wanting to be a Mother, and I didn't want to stop at my Leea! So I said, NO! They started on the chemo of which I was not ready for. It's all everyone says, "It's Bad"! I did 6 months of chemo and 3 weeks of radiation to my brain. We did back and forth check ups and things looked good. I was to wait a full year and have a complete MIR of my body and head before I could even think about having another child. That day came and I was told that I was CURE!!! Thanks to the Lord, my doctors and my family! I then went on to have my son Davis (my miracle). The reason we say miracle is because we didn't know what would happen.I was blessed and I was given by GOD a second chance! I then decided to stop at 1 girl and 1 boy because GOD answered my request. I will forever be grateful. I want to go bald to always remember what GOD did for me and honor my mother in law (Sharen who passed away last month) she took care of everything so I could take care of me. While she took care of everything else. I'm honoring my son Davis who is graduating this June. I did this 3 years ago for my daughter Leea who graduated that year to honor her. This is my story and I hope we can honor all the work Roswell does by many donated dollars to them! I will be snipping, clipping and shave my hair to raise critically needed funds for cutting-edge cancer research and compassionate, innovative patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and I want to make a difference. You can help me make a difference by supporting my efforts in Goin’ Bald for Bucks.
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