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.