Just when you think all is going great, life happens. I had just gotten my first ‘grown up’ job; 8 am to 5 pm, weekends off… and it was wonderful. I was at work when my neurologist called my office and told me to come to her office as soon as possible. There she showed me the tumor in my brain. I had been having seizures and horrible migraines, and I didn’t know why it was happening. I had had CT scans and all had showed nothing until this MRI.
I missed a lot of work due to the treatments to shrink the tumor. My one vanity was my hair…and of course it fell out. I wouldn’t leave the house for the longest time due to the fact that I was bald. I didn’t like the stares and sometimes I would feel like screaming at people I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR!!!!!! At one outing, I had some ladies whisper loudly that I looked like a boy. That angered me so much that I stopped in my tracks and said ‘I have a brain tumor and that’s why my hair fell out. Don’t judge without knowing someone’s story’. I then started to cry.
Losing my hair hurt worse than being sick all the time with all the medications they put me on. I am now trying to look for a job and I feel like they judge me by the way I look. I don’t get called back. They want to know why I resigned from my last job. When I tell them it’s because I had a brain tumor, they don’t call back. It’s so frustrating.
But I have my 2 boys that love me no matter what I look like, and my family is very supportive. I love your site. It helps knowing I’m not alone.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.