Bill is in Shepherdstown Again!

Hello – This is Bill’s wife again. He keeps saying he get get back on the BLOG but he gets tired and goes to sleep. So I am writing to let you all know that as of yesterday, he at the Candlewood in Shepherdstown. The address is 80 Maddex. I never knew it was here. It is tucked away just off rte 45 opposite the fire house, before you get to the Food Lion.

So he is sleeping alot and resting. The goal for the next two weeks is to do rehab to allow him to build stamina, walk a little, and to get in and out of a car. He is going to be starting radiation on Dec 17th in Frederick, MD. That will weaken  him again. So we are also working on getting him strong with a “super-food” diet.

At the beginning of this nightmare, I was not able to say the words GBMIV  Still can’t say it. Look it up if you wish to know more. However I started looking on the web for information, support sites , ways to get strong before the radiation begins, and other people seem to be able to talk about it. So I guess I can start.

Bill is still wary about the words. He has not started to research it. He has very little stamina and sleeps alot. I keep asking him if he wants visitors, and he says he does not. Maybe give him another day to get used to being here. He will answer his phone. His voice is very soft but he is speech is much improved.



About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on December 2, 2012, in Word from Bill. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Tell Bill we’ve got him in mind during this holiday season.

  2. Keep getting better Bill. Stay stong Mrs.Tchakirides.

  3. Thank you so much for the update. He is very much missed. I’m not at all happy with wikipedia’s definition of GBM IV.

  4. This is terrible news! Here’s a link for you about this glioblastoma. (Pronouced glee-o blast oh-ma.),66878,0.htm I hope he has a skilled radiotherapist. Hit those nutraceuticals hard. Let me know if you need any advice or research done.

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