The Astrocytoma Diaries: Me & My Brain Tumour

Sometimes you read a book that speaks to you I started reading this author s other book the fiction work Tackling the Issue and in the list of the author s works at the front of that book under n

Sometimes you read a book that speaks to you. I started reading this author's other book, the fiction work, Tackling the Issue, and in the list of the author's works at the front of that book, under non-fiction, the word Astrocytoma jumped out at me, then the word tumour.Mr. Mooney could have been telling my own story, or the story of any of what seems to be a growing club of brain tumor survivors. Trust me, those of us in the "club" really wish we weren't! We don't all have the same type tumor, mine was a malignant glioma, not a malignant astrocytoma like Mr. Mooney's...but it doesn't matter...we all share something. We've all had that "thing" grow in our heads that had to come out. And we all understand his referral to "the look" that other cancer patients share with each other. We know each other, we've been there.I loved the way this author strung together a group of posts he did while in treatment and added some humor and some positive thoughts about moving on. If you have been affected, or have a loved one affected by a brain tumor, I'd recommend this read. Mr. Mooney suffered some complications that many of us don't, but that is part of his story. We all have our own...but it feels damn nice to read someone else's story who understands.Great job Mr. Mooney! Thanks for telling our story! The best The Astrocytoma Diaries: Me & My Brain Tumour Author Ken Mooney am Books 23rd May 2014 The day I was diagnosed with a brain tumour I faced diagnosis I faced surgery awake I faced radiotherapy I faced chemotherapy I got my treatment and I m still here During treatment, I tried to keep a diary, a place to share my hopes and frustrations It was also a place to discover a lot about myself, where humour and movies and music made the experi23rd May 2014 The day I was diagnosed with a brain tumour I faced diagnosis I faced surgery awake I faced radiotherapy I faced chemotherapy I got my treatment and I m still here During treatment, I tried to keep a diary, a place to share my hopes and frustrations It was also a place to discover a lot about myself, where humour and movies and music made the experience all the bearable This is not something anyone should ever have to go through But this is how I came this far and tried to kick its ass Some of the proceeds for this book will go to charities and services that helped me through this war, and the international charities that encourage other people to keep up the good fight Beaumont Hospital Foundation, The Friends Of St Luke s, The Irish Cancer Society, FCancer Stand Up To Cancer.. Ken Mooney was born in Dublin in the middle of the 1980s he still lives there He holds an MA in English Studies from TCD, which he totally uses every day during his day jobtally.He s always been obsessed with stories, reading, writing and playing them that explains the massive collection of books, comics, video games and discarded Word documents His writing is a combination of all the things that he s passionate about, all the way through high and low brow Note from Ken I don t log into often, so best way to get in touch is via my website or Twitter.. Good Ebook The Astrocytoma Diaries: Me & My Brain Tumour Sometimes you read a book that speaks to you. I started reading this author's other book, the fiction work, Tackling the Issue, and in the list of the author's works at the front of that book, under non-fiction, the word Astrocytoma jumped out at me, then the word tumour.Mr. Mooney could have been telling my own story, or the story of any of what seems to be a growing club of brain tumor survivors. Trust me, those of us in the "club" really wish we weren't! We don't all have the same type tumor, mine was a malignant glioma, not a malignant astrocytoma like Mr. Mooney's...but it doesn't matter...we all share something. We've all had that "thing" grow in our heads that had to come out. And we all understand his referral to "the look" that other cancer patients share with each other. We know each other, we've been there.I loved the way this author strung together a group of posts he did while in treatment and added some humor and some positive thoughts about moving on. If you have been affected, or have a loved one affected by a brain tumor, I'd recommend this read. Mr. Mooney suffered some complications that many of us don't, but that is part of his story. We all have our own...but it feels damn nice to read someone else's story who understands.Great job Mr. Mooney! Thanks for telling our story!

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  1. Ken Mooney was born in Dublin in the middle of the 1980s he still lives there He holds an MA in English Studies from TCD, which he totally uses every day during his day jobtally.He s always been obsessed with stories, reading, writing and playing them that explains the massive collection of books, comics, video games and discarded Word documents His writing is a combination of all the things that he s passionate about, all the way through high and low brow Note from Ken I don t log into often, so best way to get in touch is via my website or Twitter.

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  1. Sometimes you read a book that speaks to you I started reading this author s other book, the fiction work, Tackling the Issue, and in the list of the author s works at the front of that book, under non fiction, the word Astrocytoma jumped out at me, then the word tumour.Mr Mooney could have been telling my own story, or the story of any of what seems to be a growing club of brain tumor survivors Trust me, those of us in the club really wish we weren t We don t all have the same type tumor, mine [...]


  2. It is very difficult to read and review a true story about a cancer battle, which is why it has taken me several days of drafting my review before I could start writing it for real I came into contact with Ken online when I applied to review his book Godhead on I always had fun reading what he was doing on Twitter, so it was a shock to hear about his brain tumour I tried to follow his progress where possible as at the time my mother was losing her own battle with cancer I was a little nervous to [...]


  3. The Astrocytoma Diaries by Ken Mooney is something I feel everyone absolutely must read At its most simplest, it s a first hand accounting of what it is like to battle cancer But its heart is much than that It s a detailed look at the human condition, of how a person can be given the terrible news that they have a tumor on their brain, and can choose to not only not give up, but face that battle head on.It s often easy to separate the human from the cancer When you hear someone has cancer, you [...]




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