Without our brains we are nothing; with our brains we are everything.
Since the unexpected discovery and removal of a right sided meningioma brain tumour in November 2008 Dawn with a Difference has emerged.
Tripping, nausea and ongoing severe headaches were not sufficient to direct me to the doctors surgery even though I was a nurse. It took a Grand Mal (now called Tonic Clonic) seizure in the middle of the night to raise the alarm. A CT scan revealed all; surgery chased its tail. Always doing things with style; rare complications scattered my recovery; paralysis, infection, further surgery and epilepsy.
- Gap: A unified space or interval - Over many years the tumour moulded its home in my head
|Tumour on the Right|
|The dark mass at the top of my head is the tumour|
- Gap: A break in continuity; A breach - Removal of part of my skull left me with a temporary Sunroof; or technically No Bone Flap after an incredibly rare infection.
|The gap in my skull at the top was my 'Sunroof'|
|Sunroof closed with Titanium Plate August 2009|
- The Biggest Gap: The divergence in development - No two brain tumour journeys are the same. A different path in life seems inevitable. To Cope or Not to Cope is the fundamental question.
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