An Unexpected Journey: I Have A Brain Tumour
Four years ago, Kristie McMillan had just started working as a neurosurgery nurse when the unthinkable happened — she collapsed and had a seizure. Soon afterward, at 22 years old and seemingly in good health, Kristie heard five words that no one wants to hear: “You have a brain tumour.”
Kristie’s story is one of great hope for those living with brain tumours, but it is also a cautionary tale on the importance of early detection and treatment.
Symptoms such as behavioural changes, dizziness, blurred vision, frequent headaches, hearing impairment, weakness, and cognitive changes, all merit medical attention.
“Don’t write off symptoms like these,” says Kristie. “A lot of the warning signs can be very easy to overlook.” Adapted from the article of the same name by D.F McCourt, created in partnership with Mediaplanet Canada
Kristie (right) speaks at the National Brain Tumour Conference in Toronto on October 21 — See below.