Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog and today’s blog will be based on the tragic moments I have been through since leaving the Capita traineeship programme as was looking after my mum for a short period of time and what was the conclusion about my brother afterwards what he suffered from the past few months so grab a snack ? or a drink ?, get comfortable ? oh and a box of tissues, because this blog post is going to be an emotional rollercoaster of a lifetime.
After finishing the traineeship from hell and finding out about my mum’s major injuries, I decided to look after my mum on a road to recovery and is still recovering on the injuries from the car accident ?. Things went from bad to worse in 4 months later, my brother had an appointment from the hospital and the appointment was scheduled to be nearly October time however they rang up earlier I need to say to rearrange it to 3 days early so I went for the appointment and as soon as they came back I asked my brother how it went with the appointment and I got nothing from him and when I asked my mum what happened within the appointment she told me that “they found a tumour in his brain” and I immediately started crying over the devastating news that I received ???.
What made it even worse was that it wasn’t one or two brain tumours that they found when he was going through his MRI scan, they managed to find 6 brain tumours and I was shocked on the fact that they’ve found 6 brain tumours and my thought that I had was playing in my mind, repeatedly over and over again like a record player saying to myself “Is my brother going to be alright and is he going to make it?” having a hard time taking in the tragic news that I received from my mum.
After finding out the shocking news about my brother’s brain tumours and looking after my mum on her injuries, it was time for them to go forward with the next part of the procedure in order to remove the brain tumours and that is to go and see a cancer/tumour specialist who deals with them on a daily basis on how to get rid of them the doctor has recommended my brother to go onto radiotherapy and he also said that he was going to make it. He was also given the schedule and what dates and times that he has to attend for his radiotherapy at the Centre in Coventry UK and it was pretty much every day except for weekends and Christmas Holidays.
While he is battling his brain tumour, one day my brother was going up the stairs and he managed to reach up to the top of the stairs and afterwards he fell down the stairs from the top and could have possibly have himself on the head, touchwood he didn’t actually get hurt so myself, my mum and dad came running as fast as we can to reach him there to see if he was okay and we managed to to get him back up on his feet and he was sitting on the stairs catching his breath and making sure he’s alright to go back upstairs. It was a wake-up call for us to realise that we need to keep an eye on him 24/7 every day no matter how long it takes for him to make sure he is alright.
As days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months he went through a tough battle with the tumours and he still remained strong and determined to conquer the obstacle in front of him in which some of the days that he goes for his treatment, he has to have a blood test done as well in order to see if the treatment is working well for him and we were seeing some positive results from the treatment that he was receiving from the Arden Centre. But the downside to him having his treatment done was that it also affected his organs from the treatment as well as medication he was having to take too.
After finishing off his treatment at the Arden Centre, we all went home and did his routine out of doing his medication and all of his medication has been continuous until we have some results. A few days after my birthday, we received a phone call from the doctors and the good news on that occasion was he’s got the all clear finally some good news that he has survived the brain tumours and all of us were praising for that for that brilliant news that we’ve just received we all had a group hug afterwards though to say that he’s got the all clear and he finally conquered the illness that was holding him back.
It’s on and on the first day without the tablets he was feeling great however as the days went by he started to get weaker than ever before in fact it was so bad that he couldn’t even get out of bed my mum had to call a need to figure out what to do, she was in tears trying to figure out what to do and I told him to bring him over to ana by car because if they ask for the ambulance it would take up to 2 hours, so we managed to bring him over to ana by car and along with his visit to A&E on the hospital bed and his temperature started to rise up to 200°c and he has been in the hospital for 10 days and some of those days he couldn’t remember the people who were there for him including our mum and she was heartbroken and devastated that he could remember her at all so she pretended to be his special nurse for him and to look after him and slowly bit by bit he started to regain his memory back and and also is started to be back on the mend and when I visited my brother asking him what he wanted from the shop and out of the blue said “Whispa gold”.
When my mum came back to check on him, I told her what he said to me and I mentioned it to her that he replied back to me out of the blue, he said he wanted Whispa gold and I didn’t put any words into his mouth or make him say that, he just said it by himself without any help at all and from that point we realised he’s getting his memory back. He managed to remember mum in 8 days when she came in one day wearing a red top as she usually wears when going out to places. For 10 days she slept on the chair with a fractured spine.
This blog post is a dedication to my brother Arvin Kaushal who went through this diagnosis hard and fought strong to survive as well as dedicating it to the brain tumour support UK who have been very helpful for my brother as well as my family and made him feel like that he is part of the group and I’m very grateful for that. I’m also making a special dedication to all the brain tumour/ cancer patients who are fighting through the diagnosis as well as their family and friends who are currently supporting them 100% and the survivors who survived the condition and commiserations for those who lost their loved ones from the disease too. If you would like to know further formation about Brain tumour support UK or any of the brain tumour support charities internationally the links are down below:
Don’t forget to check my brother’s blog out to see his side of life:
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