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My return to life

Published on July 1, 2018 in Share Your Story

I thought I had an ear infection, however, it eneded up being a tumor that was pushing my brain stem and needed to be removed beforeit was too late.
I thought that I would have the surgery in December 2011, rest January 2012 and go back to work in January 2012. I was wrong,, I went back to work in December 2015.
I had to re-learn to walk, talk, write, eat, etc. However, I don’t see this as a tragedy, but as a blessing. My wife kicked me out of the house, my friends forgot about me, I lost almost all my savings, however things are becoming brighter now.

Yes, it’s a big deal and it might seem that is a punishment, however, after brain surgery, one learns to appreciate life and see things differently. I would like to share my story with people that had or is about to have brain surgery to show them that thee is a light at the end and never give up.
I am re-learning to ride a bike now and hopefully soon will be driving again.

Opinions expressed within this story belong solely to the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Brain Tumor Society.

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