So if you are here, you must have heard. I had a brain tumor!
My busy lifestyle always has me on the go. Well, it did until the end of 2014.
At 27 years old, I never showed any signs of having a tumor (no head aches, no seizures, no nothing). The process of finding out that I had a tumor began the first weekend of December 2014. I attended my derby team's annual Christmas party, and the next day I ran the Emark Savannah Bridge Run as I've done every year since 2008. From there, I went straight to the Savannah Christmas parade to lead The Savannah Derby Devils entry.
When Sunday finally came around, I was exhausted and just wanted to nap while pet sitting for a friend. When I woke up from my nap, my tongue was very bruised and swollen.
That should have been a clue, but it took another week with three trips to three different emergency rooms to diagnose me on December 16.
I had a non-cancerous tumor removed from the left side of my brain. I'm typing this now, a month after everything; tired but happy to be on my way back to my busy, healthy self.
I am beyond loved and blessed to have so many friends who have stepped in to help. If you're looking to share some kindness this year, please consider sharing it with me.
- Rebecca Giles
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- Toni Scott
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