“You should never regret anything in life. if it’s good, it’s wonderful. if it’s bad, it’s experience”
Jaime Hall was diagnosed with Grade 3 oligodendroglioma brain tumor on March,2017. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a designer, writer, and co-founder of “Messy Veggies”. Let’s know more about her journey.
In March 2017, one night she had two grand mal seizures as she was going to bed. She consulted her doctor and on further investigations, they discovered a grade 3 oligodendroglioma brain tumour.
After her diagnosis, She was given radiation therapy. Then she was started on chemotherapy shortly and her medical oncologist gave her a referral to Melbourne IVF for fertility preservation, as chemotherapy could cause infertility. She was given chemo in capsule form and she had to take it for 5 days in a row with water only. After 30 rounds of radiation therapy and 6 months of chemotherapy, her MRI scans were all clear.
In her own words-
”We also found out that you have to wait at least 6 months after finishing chemo before trying to have babies. It also required sign off from your oncologist and surgeon.”
“I started noticing near the end of radiation that I was forgetting small things, my short-term memory is shocking and I am repeating stories. Seeing a smile starting to creep into people’s faces when telling them a story is a dead giveaway that they have heard this one before. It is embarrassing and I feel stupid.”
Motivation to fight cancer
“To be with my family and to make a family one day.”
“Stopping work and memory loss.”
Message to other fighters
“Eat healthy, (plant based) and be positive.”