I’ve had a hell of a lot of support here from people I’ve never met, since my diagnosis with a brain tumour 3 years ago and through my treatment & rehab, and I’ll be forever grateful to you all.
Yesterday was my 3 year ‘anniversary’ with my oncologist. My scan was ‘stable’ - that’s as good as these things get -these don’t come with an ‘all clear’ - but the big news was that he’s happy to move me from 6 monthly to annual scans. I still have a brain tumour, it’ll still probably do for me one day, bu this is considered a big deal. The numbers show that just 19% make it to 5 years post-diagnosis. The doc thinks I’m probably good to go for another 10. Obviously things do, and will, change - but to hear that was massive.
Obviously, I celebrated by eating really badly
Thanks again all for your support, kind words & sponsorship. Please do keep your eyes open for friends and family, I’m more than happy to talk to anyone who finds themselves or a loved one facing this - and if you have a few spare quid knocking around please consider sending them the way of cancer research. Brain tumours are an absolute bastard of a disease, they affect kids and young adults disproportionately frequently, and all have life-changing implications. I’m very much in the fortunate minority, there are so many people I’ve met since diagnosis who would love to be in the position I’m in. What’s learning to walk again compared to having a friend or family member unable to recognise you, or facing a horrible deterioration and death before life has truly begun?
Much love to you & yours.
Now to actually lose some weight for once…