It’s hard to believe that 2 years ago today, I was delivered the crippling news that I have a Grade 3 brain tumour at Salford Royal Hospital, UK. The news that changed my life forever! My plans for my career, my plans for traveling, but most of all my plans for having a family!
It is an odd feeling today. If feels like only yesterday I called my distraught family and close friends. But in the same thought, it also feels like a lifetime ago given the amount of traveling I have had the opportunity to do! I wouldn’t have come this far without the support of my family and friends, so thank you! Making the 2 year anniversary is a big achievement for me. The doctors said that people in my position have a 3-5 year life expectancy. So this makes today a nervous day but also a small sense of accomplishment.
In the past 2 years, I’ve gone through the tough times, and the good times. A partner (boss) of a firm I was working with told me from his own experience that cancer can be “a confronting, confusing, emotional and often lonely experience…” and offered support in any way. From that email in the early days of my cancer I can say this is all very true.
There is always someone out there to talk to or support you. It’s just a matter of finding to right person to talk to, or to just relax and not talk much, or just to take your mind off a situation and have a laugh. Just as people react to differently to bad news or situations, different people with help you in different ways dependent on what you need. They just need to know you want or need their help! I hope to keep travelling and living to enjoy my life, and to also help others in need if I can.
Keep enjoying life