He had more when the paramedics came and he was rushed to Rockhampton base hospital where they found a mass on his brain that night. He was flown by the royal flying doctors service to Brisbane where more tests revealed a GBM grade 4 – the most aggressive brain tumour.
Four days later they operated to remove as much as possible with follow up chemo for six months and radiation for six weeks.
His short term memory wasn’t great but five weeks later he became very sick. He ended up back in Rockhampton hospital followed by another flight back to brisbane where he underwent his second operation. The tumour had grown in that short time. Treatment had to be postponed after and he sadly lost his battle nine months later.
He was only 63.
– Lyn Stephens