My Kid Has A Brain Tumour

My funny, creative, intelligent, gorgeous amazon woman turned 18 a few days ago.

She has a brain tumour.

We spent time shortly after her birthday traveling from home to a major centre 8 hours away to speak with a neurosurgeon who laid out a plan for my kid and her brain tumour.

My mini-me to her Dad, punny, quirky redhead has a brain tumour.

The neurosurgeon is going to shave part of her head.  Cut open a flap of skin on her head, cut open part of her skull and then remove the tumour.

Officially, it’s called a “craniotomy and tumour resection”

My kid has a brain tumour.

If I say that often enough, will it become real?

If I say that often enough, will I become numb to the realities of what has to happen to her?

If I say it often enough…  will that sentence start to make sense  Actual, real, sense?

My kid has a brain tumour.

Her father isn’t here to see it.  To walk me through it. To be her rock.  That’s on me.

My husband is my rock. And I have to be hers.

Because my kid has a brain tumour and I don’t have any idea how to deal with that reality.

I already went through the whole process of hospital, doctors, ICU’s, surgeries with her father.  I’m not ready to do this again. I can’t afford it again.  My older daughter set up a go-fund-me to help with expenses. There will be a week or so of travel and hotels and eating out.

I’m more than equipped.  I just. don’t. want. to.

My daughter is at the beginning of her life. She’s a late bloomer who we’re letting figure out what she wants to do and how she wants to do it. And everything stops.

Because she has a fucking brain tumour.

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2 thoughts on “My Kid Has A Brain Tumour

  1. maliadunn says:

    Oh, dear God, I am just so, so sorry that you all are going through this, and there’s no way around it. It.sucks. Don’t forget to take care of yourself a little while taking care of others, and reach out for support when you need it.

  2. Brenda B says:

    I have read through all of your blogs, etc. since my husband passed away two years ago. Since then, I lost my mom to Cancer last November, and my nephew, who has been fighting Cancer has now received word that his tumors are not responding to the Chemo and so they want to stop treatment. It is not fair. I am so very sorry to hear that your daughter has a brain tumor and I will pray for a successful surgery. I have a friend whose daughter has was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of five and she is now graduating college and doing well. So do not lose hope.

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