I saw the world through different eyes in the years immediately following my all clear. On reflection, being confronted by my own mortality would naturally have had some impact, but I never would have anticipated the scale or my reaction to it.
'It wasn’t until I developed ‘clumpy feet’ that I learnt this could be a long-term side effect of treatment. The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) state that chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common and often under-recognised symptom,” said Dr Merry-Jennifer Markham.'
'After brain cancer, my ‘new normal’ is quite a relaxed existence. I used to be very active, going surfing and rock climbing, but now I focus more on building relationships with my family and friends.'