Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

The Worst 24 Hours of My Life

I honestly thought I had already well and truly had more than my fair share of “bad stuff” (I’ll refrain from using expletives) in my life.  Clearly everything that has happened to me over the past years has been to prepare me for what now lies ahead.  I have fought hard and strong before for the wellbeing of myself and my children and I will do it harder and stronger again.

Pippa has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer within her brainstem.  Her treatment will soon start and will involve 6 weeks of daily radiation at Peter MaCallum Cancer Centre combined with oral doses of chemotherapy.

I believe in her and I believe in the team of Doctors (in particular, her oncologist) that are going to be walking this path with Pippa, James, Patrick and myself.

At the moment we need to find self contained accommodation for Pippa and myself in close to Peter Mac for 6 weeks with the hope that she and I will return to our boys each weekend to hang out and watch footy.

I need the continued positive support and energy drawn from all our family and friends.  Sometimes, I might need our little bit of space also.

Here begins our journey and I hope with all my heart and soul that this day will remain for ever the worst day I will ever have to endure.


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