BY Debbie Billings

My battle with brain cancer started in the fall of 2008.

I was at work when I began having some nasal problems and trouble completing routine tasks. I made an appointment with an ear, nose and throat doctor to have my sinuses checked. The doctor found some congestion and ordered a scan of my nasal passage, which needed to be cleaned out. 

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike hit our hometown and everything, including...