Welcome to My Personal Page
My name is Maggie and I was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2010 after three peti mal seizures. I had my first craniotomy in December 2010. The pathology report showed that I had a Grade III Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma (brain cancer). I went on to have two more brain surgeries in 2011 and a year of chemotherapy 2011-2012. During this time I finished my bachelor's degree, started work on my teaching credential, planned my wedding and married my high school sweetheart. I have an amazing support system of doctors, family, prayer warriors, and friends who made my recovery possible.
Between 2012-2014, I lived a healthy and happy life! I had almost finished my first year at my dream job (teaching fifth grade) when we learned that my cancer was trying to make a comeback. That's the thing about brain tumors, they don't deal well with rejection... Well, this time my doctor decided six weeks of radiation combined with six months of chemotherapy would help get the point across. I took my last dose of chemo on January 9th, 2016. The treatment was very effective as my scans have been stable ever since! Woo hoo!
I am walking in the Brain Tumor Walk on June 23rd to show my support for those fighting brain cancer and to raise money for brain tumor research so that we can all say, "Bye Bye, Brain Cancer" for good.
If you would like to read more about my (first) journey through recovery, feel free to check out my blog: http://www.nogginstonuptials.blogspot.com/.
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