A long story of 13 years shortened to the most interesting 4 years!
Just before I start, I’d like to thank all that have helped and supported me and my family through the last 13 years.
Most of you will know about my Oligodendroglioma - Ollie for short!!
My first seizure was in April 2005, Ollie & epilepsy were diagnosed and what followed were several years of tiring and debilitating seizures. ‘He’ decided to be a nuisance again in 2008 and I had 8 months of chemotherapy which shrunk him by 10% and I got back on my feet.
My December 2014 scan showed a ‘change’, and I chose to have awake brain surgery the day before my birthday in May 2015 where they removed 60% and left me with several side effects from the surgery.
I was just getting back on my now wobbly feet, when he struck again in October 2016. So, last year was all about Radiotherapy & Chemotherapy and all the delights that go with that, BUT Ollie won’t stop me.
I’m fully aware that there are others with tumours far worse than mine and many of them will be children.
I’m in a battle with Ollie of which I choose to use PMA, good humour and determination to keep smiling.
This crazy very last minute moment of spontaneity is the closest I’ll get to a real skydive...
Myself and all the others fighting brain tumours would be grateful if you could help..
Thank you so much for reading my story and being one of my reasons to fight, love Ali x