Wall mounted bell that patients ring at the end of their course of radiotherapy
Moaning, Oligodendroglioma, Radiotherapy

It tolls for thee

Yes, I finished radiotherapy, and yes I rang the bell, but it was an anticlimax. Why? Well, lots of reasons really. First off, the day before my final treatment, at the weekly clinician review Sarah the Neuro Oncology nurse specialist reminded me that radiotherapy side effects usually get worse for a few weeks after you… Continue reading It tolls for thee

Oligodendroglioma, Radiotherapy

Being brave

You're so brave! This is what people say to you when you're going through something like this. Nah. It's not bravery, it's lack of choicery.  Life lobs these boulders in all of our paths, and you either climb over them or sit down and give up. No one makes it through unscathed, and we all… Continue reading Being brave

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