It’s been a real case of good news and bad news for me and my family this week.
First the great news. The result came back from the brain scan and it’s all clear. I don’t have to go back for another three months now, and it’s all about keeping moving forward. The support of my family and friends, and my diet change have been the massive things in helping me to keep taking steps forward. I live a very clean life now and do whatever I can to live my life the best I can for me and my family. Even the kids are mucking in and eating healthier!
The bad news is that I’ve been told I’ll never be able to drive again because of my sight. That’s tough to take at 46. I’ve tried to adapt the best way I can over these past few months and that’s all I can do. I’ve spoken to people who are partially blind and talked about how they cope, and after the initial shock and upset, I’ve got my head around it fairly quickly. At least I think I have.
As I’ve always said, whatever is thrown at us, I’ll stay positive. I’ll have to look at different avenues for work because driving was central to getting around like I used to before the tumour, but we’ll decide as a family what is the best way forward for us all. We’ve always been a close family and we’re even closer now. I’ve had all three kids here this week, and that’s been massive for me, especially with the scan result. We were able to celebrate the good news and take the bad news on the chin.
We keep going as a family and we stick together. And that’s what’s so important to me right now.