Oligodendroglioma, Radiotherapy, Seizure

Waiting for the shoe to drop

Although I knew full well that it takes around two weeks for any radiotherapy side effects to show themselves, it's hard not to interpret each and every twinge during the first half of my six weeks of daily radiotherapy as A Sign. Is this tired feeling a symptom of the treatment, a side effect of… Continue reading Waiting for the shoe to drop

Radiotherapy mask
Oligodendroglioma, Radiotherapy

The Mould Room

And speed up everything did. The day after meeting Paula, the mask fitting, an MRI and CT scan were arranged for the following two days.  None of us could work out why it would take two days to make the mask. E suggested it's made on the first day and I get to go back… Continue reading The Mould Room

Oligodendroglioma, Radiotherapy

It’s not a given

The thing about brain tumours is that there are over 120 types. Granted, adult primary brain tumours tend to be one of a handful of types, but multiply that by all the different places in your brain they could occur, and times that by the age and underlying health of the person who owns that… Continue reading It’s not a given

Oligodendroglioma

Maggie Macmillan

I'm writing this while a third of the way in to 30 sessions of radiotherapy, and the side effects of getting a high strength blast of x-rays to the brain every day are starting to kick in.  Please bear with me if it's a bit rambling and it takes a while to get new posts… Continue reading Maggie Macmillan

Oligodendroglioma cells
Oligodendroglioma

Results day

As the biopsy results appointment drew near, things did not get any easier. I know several people with brain tumours. From close friends to friends of friends I've never actually met, each have different tumours and outcomes. Some good and some very bad. Because of our similar deficit, the one who played most on my… Continue reading Results day