Introducing Scott Jones

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Introducing Scott Jones

Hi all I am a 47 year old cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with a grade 2 malignant Brain Tumour in 2006. Its an oligo astrocytoma located in both the left and right thalmus of my brain . They are seperate so I call them heckle and jekyl. I had a brain biopsy in May 2006 that conformed a few things, 1. I had malignant brain tumours, 2. That they were not safe to remove by surgery. I then took a few months researching and mulling over what to do. During that time my partner Robyn and I set up house together in Melbourne and also attended the Gawler Foundations 10 day residential retreat on " Living with Cancer" . This helped me decide on what to do next. Fortunately I met a young GP at Gawler who had the same BT as me and had just had radition treatment and was doing well. After having another MRI I was told I needed to do something as there was slight growth. I elected radiation treatment with chemotherapy and am doing well with no new tumour activity since June 2006. I work full time for an Australian Mining Company - Newcrest Mining and am enjoying life.
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G'day! Welcome! Wow! How did you find Gawler? Was it good? Obviously a pretty good experience meeting someone else with a similar diagnosis..... May your good reports continue.... PA
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My partner Robyn found out about it from a friend of hers. Its an excellent program if you are stressed or uncertain about your future. I was pretty active researching on the internet so was confronted with many views and or options.
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Welcome Scott, This is a great group of like -minded folk. They actually "get" where you are and how you are traveling. this site has helped me a lot. good luck. mignon
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I am glad you are doing ok .Fancy doing so well with 2 brain tumours !
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