Barb Eggers

First post: Sep 19, 2022 Latest post: Mar 12, 2024
Those of you that know Barb, know that she meets life's challenges head on. After all, she put up with her husband Greg for almost 49 years. If that wasn't a challenge. She is now faced with one of her life's greatest challenges, as she was diagnosed with gliobastoma in early August and spent 3 weeks at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN after her seizure on the 2nd of August. She had surgery to remove part of the brain tumor that caused the seizure. Unfortunately, that was not all of the cancer, and she is now at Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN going through radiation and chemo to control the remaining cancer cells.  Barb and Greg have been full time RVers since 2018 and the RV works out great parked just 15 minutes from Mayo and there is nothing like your own bed and comfortable surroundings during the healing process.  Barb is going through the 3-week radiation and oral chemo treatment process and has weathered a little over a week so far without too many side effects. Once this 3-week treatment cycle is complete, she will have a month off before she goes through her second phase of chemo which consists of six 28-day cycles where she will have 5 days of oral chemo and 23 days off before repeating the cycle 6 times. 

Barb and I have enjoyed the RV life as it serves our lifestyle well with family and friends spread around the country. We spend our summers on Yellow Lake near Webster Wisconsin. This gives us time with our son Brandon, his wife Nikki and our granddaughter Evy who live in Prescott, Wi and travel trailer in the RV park on the lake.  We hope to leave the Rochester area in mid-October after her 1st phase of treatment and move our RV to Joplin, Mo where Barb's brothers live. We normally spend late fall there before we head to Green Valley, AZ for our 3-month winter escape from the 1st part of January to 1 April. This will be our 11th year in Green Valley and we have developed many friends out there. We travel back through Jolpin for a short visit before heading east to Knoxville, where our daughter Nicole and her husband Derek live. We spend some time with them before heading back to Wisconsin to start the summer again on Yellow Lake. The doctors at Mayo encourage us to keep our travel arrangements and will work with us on Barb's future treatments and tests such that she will continue to get the highest level of care possible regardless of where we are. 


With your thoughts and prayers and Barb's determination to meet this challenge, our hope is that Barb will have many years to enjoy life and be with friends and family. 


Greg




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