Christine's Story of Hope

Christine's Story of Hope

My journey with brain cancer

Well, I actually diagnosed myself while on vacation with my husband in Hawaii but a neurosurgeon confirmed by worst fear on March 6, 2014; I had a large brain tumor called a glioblastoma.

The surgery was long but successful.

I am so blessed. It has been a long journey of radiation and chemo but I will be celebrating one year of survival this week.

 

Christine's story of hope

And, my hair has grown back - what a bonus. I am so luckly to have such wonderful family & friends who have helped me through this adventure. Despite the side effects, the tiredness, the lack of energy & some challenging days, I have stayed positive and I plan on staying that way.

I believe in focussing on all that is good and positive. I enjoy helping others and it gives me great joy to be there for others.

No one should have to be alone through such a journey. I now fully understand what it is to deal with cancer but I will continue to fight because there is so much to live for.

If anyone needs help through their difficult journey, I am there to help.

Thank you Christine for sharing your story.

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