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Luara's Fathers Story (continued)

Luara's father was diagnosed in April 2003 with a Glioblastoma brain tumour, stage 4.

Since my last email to you so much has happened.

On the 11 June Dr Charles Teo operated on my father to remove his tumour. Since the operation my dad has had 3 MRI’s and all have shown that no tumour is appearing which is fantastic.

His speech had come back a few weeks later from coming home in April but after the operation it went again. Dr Teo said that it will come back and after 6months his speech is nearly 100%.

Dad is still paralysed on his right side and Dr Teo explained this was due to the radiotherapy damaging his good cells trying to destroy the tumour, however Dr Teo said if he was not paralysed he would have been after the operation as the tumour is in the motor region. He has some feeling in his right leg but his right arm has nearly no feeling.

What is also great is his Oncologist in Perth has referred him to the Brain Injury department and dad has started physio twice a week, they are trying to get him to walk again. He has so much determination I know he will.

Since June we have had my dad’s 55th birthday in which we bought him a little Staffy puppy and this year will have the best Christmas ever as a whole family.  

Luara Agnello

Greenwood, WA


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