The gift that keeps on giving…

Recently, I’ve been feeling ok. I’ve started to accept that ‘ok’ is as good as it’s going to get, but it’s a place I’m happy to be. There is still a mix of good days and not so good days (I try not to be negative by using words like ‘bad’) and that’s ok too.Continue reading “The gift that keeps on giving…”

Andrew’s Story

“I was 40 when I was diagnosed with my Acoustic Neuroma. It was 3.5cm in diameter. I had been experiencing quite a few symptoms for months; like most men, I ignored them for as long as I could. My hearing was slightly off on the right side. My doctors said there was nothing wrong. ThenContinue reading “Andrew’s Story”

Mark’s Story

“I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma brain tumour in September 2021, two days after my 48th birthday. It was 2.4cm in size and was pressing on my brain stem. My journey started a few years before. I first noticed a change in my hearing, when listening to sounds through my right ear became distorted.Continue reading “Mark’s Story”

Beyond Recovery

On 1st October 2019, I stood on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. My journey didn’t begin there though; it started 506 days earlier, as I lay in a bed on a neuro high dependency unit, unable to walk and struggling to adapt to my new normal. Almost a yearContinue reading “Beyond Recovery”

Beyond Recovery

You know what they say, “If your goals don’t scare you, they’re not big enough!” Well, for quite some time I’ve had an idea… 17 days on the road, mostly alone, gave me lots of time to think about it, so here goes… Getting back out doing what I love after surgery was something that,Continue reading “Beyond Recovery”

Training with neurofatigue: Tips to help you achieve your fitness goals

I’m often asked how I manage to train whilst still suffering from many of the effects of my brain tumour surgery, in particular neurofatigue. In this article, I hope to share some of my experience and what I’ve learnt along the way. Living with neurofatigue can be challenging, especially when it comes to exercising andContinue reading “Training with neurofatigue: Tips to help you achieve your fitness goals”

Making plans!

It’s been a while since I last posted a blog, so thought I’d best catch up with you all! The last 18 months has been quite a challenge, with all things pandemic. My photography business has suffered as a result of lockdowns and clients cancelling at the last minute due to illness, self-isolation etc., andContinue reading “Making plans!”

Reflecting on 2020…

Yesterday, I started to write my review of 2020… needless to say it made grim reading. Having slept on it, this morning I took a few moments to think about the positives that have come out of the last 12 months, so I thought I’d share just some of those: January – Having had aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2020…”