"Brain tumor removed and I'm still here."
About: Leeds General Infirmary Leeds General Infirmary Leeds LS1 3EX
Posted by Oliver Tatlow
I was diagnosed with a grade 2 brain tumor about 6 months ago having been ill for around 5 years previously. Had an awake crainiotomy a few weeks later to remove it. The operation was successful as the surgeon managed to remove about 99% of the tumor. I'm now working my way back to fitness and getting my life back. Big thanks to the surgeon who performed the operation and to my speech therapist key worker who was with me through the operation and was very reassuring and helped me to relax and feel less anxious about everything as brain surgery is a pretty daunting experience. I felt that everything was explained clearly and I was included in all the decision making regarding my treatment. I spent 5 years of my life almost completely housebound while the tumour went undiagnosed so it's great to finally be able to live my life again. Very happy with the treatment I received and feel that the neurosurgery team did a great job for me.