It happened so suddenly- one day I was just fine, and the next I was feeling some intense pain in my head. I went to the hospital for a scan, and that’s when I found out I had a rare tumour. I was diagnosed with giant cell glioblastoma, an incredibly rare form of cancer, and the news shook me to my core.
My life changed drastically after that. I had to go through multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. My friends and family were incredibly supportive, but the mental and physical toll it took on me was immense. Every day seemed like a battle, but with the help of my loved ones, I found the strength to keep on going.
After months of treatment, I finally got my scans back and was told that the tumour had shrunk significantly. I still have to have regualr check-ups to make sure it doesn’t come back, but for now I’m feeling much better.
Having gone through this experience, I have a newfound appreciation for life. Although it was difficult, I am thankful for the opportunity to fight for my health. I’m grateful for all of the love and support I have been given over this past year and am determined to make the most of my life from here on out.
I now know that no matter how hard life gets, it’s important to stay focused on the positive and find things to be grateful for. I also understand that it’s important to never be afraid to ask for help- having the love and support of my family and friends was what kept me going during the toughest times.
I’ve learned that taking care of my body and mind is incredibly important. This means eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, taking time to relax, and speaking with a therapist when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
From here on out, I’m dedicated to living my life to the fullest. I’m determined to stay on top of my health and continue to put my mental and physical well-being first. I’m taking things one day at a time and am excited for what the future holds.