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Weʼre raising £14,000 to support our family and ease financial strain whilst Jody recovers from a brain tumour

Southsea, Hampshire

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EDIT TO ADD: At thr theomen, the amount of time Jody will be off work and i will be acring caring for is unknown .Should we surpass our ‘target’ (which we have to st on here) please know we believe in papaying it forward e will be donating to a suitable charity.I On New Years Eve 2019, after months of ongoing and increasingly alarming symptoms which we couldn‘t quite explain, my 43 year old husband Jody was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

So far the information we have, is that it‘s an Oligodendroglioma in the frontal lobe of his brain. The evidence suggests it’s a Grade 2, which thankfully is the non-aggressive, slow growing sort. The pensioner of the brain tumour world, if you will. We’re also fairly sure it’s benign, although this probably won’t be confirmed until it is biopsied.

The current plan is that he is taking a cocktail of steroids to reduce the inflammation around the mass, and will then have surgery to hopefully fully remove it within the next two weeks.

The mass itself is measuring at approximately 5cm - slightly bigger than a golf ball. It‘s also showing signs of calcification, which led the doctor to believe it may have been growing very slowly for approximately 20 years. Despite this, the symptoms have been ever changing, from partial temporary paralysis, to seizures, to stroke-like episodes, and blinding headaches and numbness.

So far we know very little about the expected recovery period, but at the present time, he is not allowed to drive, and is signed off from work indefinitely. Needless to say this has been a huge shock to us all, and has rocked our little family. We’re unsure of the outcome, and what sort of symptoms he may experience long-term.

Reaching out and asking for help is not in the nature of Jody and I, but I suppose if you’re ever going to cash in those favours, now is the time.

Indio (who I’m sure all will know is our wild, Alice In Chains loving 3 year old) is very resilient, as children are, but is naturally aware that his routines are not quite as normal, and he’s spending time with friends and family who he may typically not be used to.

If I can somehow lighten the load for Jody - and the financial pressure which I know he’s feeling a little by being the sole earner in our Sexton trio, then I suppose it’s one less concern for him.

Until then, I’ll do my best to look after him, and update here with any new information. My skills are unfortunately limited, and I think he’d rather I didn’t attempt the surgery myself with a junior hacksaw and a teaspoon. Other than that, I’ve got him covered.

Thanks for reading, Elle - wife, secretary and nurse of Jody

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  • Eleanor Sexton5 days ago
    Eleanor Sexton

    Eleanor Sexton

    5 days ago

    There’s been a lot of life admin going on behind the scenes. The raffle, so kindly organised by teams Croxtons and Strong Island was a huge success, and we’re incredibly grateful, not only to those small and large businesses who so generously donated fantastic prizes to be won, but to each and every person who bought tickets online and on the night and came to be with us there. Jody will begin 6 weeks of daily chemoradiotherapy on March 3rd (we’ll be calling in those offers of lifts to hospital!) Thank you everyone for your continued love x

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  • Eleanor Sexton23 days ago
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    Eleanor Sexton

    23 days ago

    I’m not quite sure how to word this. Jody has been diagnosed officially with a Grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme. If you wish to google the prognosis for that, you’ll see that it’s very serious. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy will be going ahead in around a month’s time, with daily treatment lasting 6 weeks. We’ll be enjoying every moment as best we can from here on in. If we don’t respond to messages etc immediately, please know that they’re appreciated but we are all still in shock x

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  • Eleanor Sexton1 month ago
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    Eleanor Sexton

    1 month ago

    At almost a week post-surgery, Jody’s doing remarkably well. Today we walked down to the beach, which exhausted him, but he’s actually resting when his body (or wife!) tells him to, which is great. We’re looking forward to these 47(!) staples being out, and the wound continuing to heal, and also hearing the initial histology report, and treatment plan going forward. Indio was experiencing some fairly severe separation anxiety last week, but he’s handling it all well. Thank you all for your continued support and love x

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 19, 2020

    Hoping every little helps and this will at least cover a small round in ‘Spoons. Go well x

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 19, 2020

    We hope there will be a miracle and you will recover 💗

  • JY

    JY

    Feb 18, 2020

    Stay strong, God Bless

    £15.00

  • Ilar Rahimikia

    Ilar Rahimikia

    Feb 18, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 18, 2020

    May God bless you and your family.

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    Feb 17, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 17, 2020

    Just don't give up, there are new courses of treatment coming out all the time, and you have to hope for the best.

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