Diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 23, Anna Swabey was intitally given just months to live. Now under the care of neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill, who leads the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Imperial College, London, Anna has had surgery and treatment, become engaged and is looking forward to her wedding. She is sharing her experiences through her blog Inside My Head and fundraising for research into brain tumours.
“I am fortunate in that I don’t feel my illness dictates my life and while I am most definitely the same person, I even feel as if I am a better person for it. I know this may sound odd but my diagnosis has made me view my life differently and the way I am choosing to live now leaves me feeling fulfilled. I love knowing that I can make a difference, and, potentially help others.” Anna tells her story…