Friday, 21 September 2012

Response 4: A quirk of fate


I describe it as the best and worst day of my life.  As I stepped out of the shower I slipped and banged my head.  I am told I lay there for 8 hours until my family came home and called the ambulance.  I slipped into and out of consciousness for three days until I finally came round.

‘You are a lucky man Mark,’ the doctor said, the words MRI, CT and PET scan, neuroma and intracranial solid neoplasm.  What it came down to in the end was I had a brain tumour!  This was discovered after all the scans to determine if there was any damage to my head following the fall.  The fall had saved my life.  I went into surgery in a daze; everything was happening so quickly, surgery then radiotherapy followed by regular checks.  I have been in remission now for 3 years, thanks to slipping.

1 comment:

  1. A tragic tale, clearly well researched with a positive ending. Makes you wonder if maybe sometimes ignorance is bliss...

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