I was talking with wee lou (Louise Cunningham from Scotland) the other day when she hit me with a bombshell…the operation she is having on Friday, July 25 is a little more involved than she first let on.
In fact, it’s downright dangerous.
She will be getting a tumor removed from her brain stem which will result in some pretty horrific side effects. I’ll let her telll you in her own words. (She gave me permission to share the email she sent me.)
“I haven’t explained everything about this op. The outcome will change me. Yes i will exist but i wont be louise like everyone knows and have grown to like i will be completely dependant i wont be able to walk, talk, eat or do all the things ppl take for granted. Today my mum asked do i still want to go through with this as supposedly i have to think about my self not what every1 wants.
Yes iv had a few opinions yes but unfortunately they all said the same. I wont be paralysed but such a sitting in a chair i will easily fall as the first op i had when i was 16 took away my balance
which i have learnt to control but this time my balance will go completely. If i dnt go for it loads i will have a couple of years left and unstoppable headache’s. I usually just go with wats my friends and family but a few have realised it will take its toll on me.”
Wee Lou is going through an incredibly tough time right now and she needs our love and support more than ever before. If you could take a moment to post a message to her on this blog or on the live chat or via an email, I know it will be very much appreciated.
Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org