Tag Archives: brain tumours

Sharing My Secret

I’m one of those people who have a few very dear close friends and family, and outside of that circle, I am actually quite private about personal details with acquaintances and professional colleagues. I have boundaries that I don’t often cross, and am rarely completely open or introspective with anyone else. Actually, I could make […]

Compart-MENTAL-ization

When something is niggling at me, such as a problem at work or a decision to be made, I’ve always been pretty good at thinking about it when I want to, and also not thinking about it when necessary. I’ve always considered this some form of mental compartmentalization. Like “putting away” thoughts or problems, for later. Choose […]

Things the Oncologist Never Told Me

When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, the number one thing I realized no one ever said was that I had cancer. That floored me when it sunk in. I had seen five doctors, including a GP, a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, and two oncologists (radiation and chemical), and not one of them had actually said “CANCER”. […]