On Halloween 2015 I was met with a friend, after doing 5k in the gym (was training for Brighton Marathon funnily enough) and I had the seizure! Lost my speech and then collapsed. From then on I was taken in by King's Hospital (the NHS staff were all brilliant) known as the 'mystery patient'... Later that month I was diagnosed with Terry, a grade 3 oligodendriogma brain tumour.
I then proceeded with 33 radiotherapy sessions of radiotherapy and six sessions of PCV chemotherapy (procarbazine, lomustine (also called CCNU) vincristine) - this truly wrecked by white blood cells (had to go into isolation a couple of times). Having gone through this horrific process I remained positive and remained working!
A year and a half later Terry had left my brain. That's right, I had defeated Terry - woohoo!!
This is the reason why I'm taking part in Brainstrust Walk. I love giving back to Brain Tumour related charities and this is only one that has helped me during my Terry time.