The news of my cancer coming back with such aggression was hard to digest last week. But by breaking down the situation and focusing my energy on factors I can control, I end this week feeling like I have really accomplished something. A small goal. A win from a bad situation. I have locked in a date for surgery, one week earlier than I was told. Given the growth rate of my brain tumour, I am very happy about attacking the tumour earlier!
This is only possible by the good people that I have met in my life. These people have been working beyond what is required of them to help me in a difficult time in my life.
I have come up from Sydney, and have now met my team at Princess Alexandria Hospital (PAH) in Brisbane. They seem to be well regarded in their industry. I have been very impressed at how well the processes at the PAH work, and how efficient and nice all the staff have been to me!
This task is more daunting every time I think about it. It seems more dangerous every time I learn more about it. It wont be easy for the team operating on me, and things can go good or bad for my life or quality of life. But my situation in not easy and I just need to have faith in something. A belief that it can be overcome!
Surgery will be in the first week of May 2016. My cognition and motor control may not be great next week. But keep an eye out for my posts and blogs while I am recovering in the coming months!
Keep enjoying life
Admiring the artwork with my ‘life savers’ on the head
Reping the scrubs
My markers for scans and surgery look a little like ‘life savers’ lollies