You are probably desperately searching for answers having recently been told that either you or someone very close to you has a meningioma brain tumor. My thoughts and good wishes are with you all.
Your journey is just about to begin and the purpose of me writing this ebook is to share with you my journey in the hope that it will help you to understand the emotions, shock and sheer terror that such news brings and to offer some encouragement.
The one thing I have learnt though throughout my research is that nobody has the exact same experience and it was therefore my aim to include the resources to find good information and associations that have forums for you to ask questions of other meningioma survivors because everybody has a different story and we all experience different events. Your story will be different again and one of your best friends at this time will be your doctor. If you haven't already, find one that has time for you, one that you trust and respect and ask as many questions as you need to.
Extracts from "My Brain Tumour"
'Upon waking up one morning, I yawned and stretched as everyone does at the start of a new day and suddenly felt my lower leg start to flick kick involuntarily....I grabbed my leg but was unable to stop it and as it didn't last very long, I thought I may have trapped a nerve in my back or hip. I have no medical training so why I thought that I have no idea! It just seemed like a sound explanation at the time'.
Nobody ever expects to be diagnosed with a brain tumour and believe me it would certainly have been one of my worst nightmares. It makes your blood run cold and turns your life into a spinning top of anxiety and fear. You're scared and everyone around you is scared and your first thought is why you should have fallen victim to this situation. I use the word 'victim', because that's how I felt at the time. I hope that by reading my story it will help you in coming to terms with your own situation. This ebook covers my experiences, from my Symptoms, through Diagnosis, the Emotions felt by everyone, the resulting Hospital Tests, MRI, Surgery and Recuperation.