Meningioma/ Brain Tumor Companion
A brain tumor diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Whether you are on watch and wait (WW), planning a surgery, or living with trauma post-surgery, this condition can make a person feel extremely alone. Although we have online support groups available, having the opportunity to speak with someone who has been on the journey may bring you a sense of calm and clarity.
I'm a survivor. I managed six years on WW, countless contrast MRIs, four different neurosurgeons, and a craniotomy. I've faced many difficult and triumphant days managing this diagnosis. Allow me the opportunity to be your compassionate companion during challenging times.
As a Patient Advocate and Director of Operations in the medical field, I understand the complexity of the healthcare system. Schedule time with me today if you feel I can be of help to you!
Areas of Expertise
Patient Advocate, Brain Surgery Survivor, Brain Tumor Companion, Support Group Leader
Why seek support? This journey requires ongoing monitoring and treatment. Fortunately, at this time, I am well and on the other side of a craniotomy. I strive to be a support companion to anyone in need. This is a safe space for you to talk, cry, laugh, and possibly even yell and be angry. This process is not easy, in fact, many days can feel like an endless roller-coaster; you are not alone, help and support are available.
Meningioma Companion was created because after surviving my craniotomy I realized what I yearned for was not available. I wanted someone to talk with who truly understood. I didn't want my questions lost on a social media page under hundreds of comments, nor did I want to hear a therapist tell me it would be OK. Feeling alone made me frustrated, scared, and sad. In an effort to fill this gap, I created Meningioma Companion. Whether a one-on-one call with you or a Brain Tumor Zoom Support Group (BTZSG) session with peers, I am committed to utilizing my spare time to lend help. The only one who can understand this diagnosis is one directly touched by it. Schedule time with me today, together we are stronger!