Since my diagnosis I have had two brain surgeries and radiation treatment. And the tumor is back. Currently, I see my oncology doctor to discuss MRI’s every three months.
I have experienced a lot in my life, being able to put my feet to the fire for those I love and stand but never realizing I had the resilience in me to fight harder when I got knocked down by life adversities. Going through surgeries and treatment, not being able to do the things I once could have been difficult but these experiences has caused me to draw closer to God and to hold on to his promises all the more.
I’ve been learning daily how to deal with daily challenges caused by this tumor. Daily I am in constant pain. I can’t lay down flat anymore I have to be propped up on something. My balance is off, I can’t look down or sit down on the floor since the second surgery. It causes my head to throb, my sight to go black and face to pain. And, when I drink a beverage after swallowing, it feels like it running down the right side of my head.
Living with this disease is very hard and how I have and is still surviving is by being thankful, praising the Lord and prayer.