Brain Tumors for Dummys
Thinking nothing of an epileptic seizure, my carefree and single-thinking lifestyle continued as usual. That was until the results of the scan. A brain tumour stopped me in my tracks. Suddenly I had to rely on others. Moving out of my crime-ridden area was supposed to be a positive move towards recovery following the most mind bending experience of "awake" brain surgery. But Sarah and I couldn't have been more wrong. Our new home was in the flat beneath the neighbours from hell. Radiotherapy may have been easy if it hadn't been for the scum determined to make our lives a misery, sending me to the brink of despair. With a lifestyle that featured an unhealthy amount of alcohol and facing up to my addictions and self-loathing, the early grave was looking more likely than the millionaire life I dreamed of. Getting back to work and experiencing new cultures helped to put me back on track. Rather than dwell on my own self-pity I drew inspiration from the world and people around me until finally I'd gotten hold of a normal life. A normal life that didn't last long. The townships in Africa, the petrol bombings, murders and car crashes that I'd witnessed in such a small space of time; none of them came close to the next chapter in my life. Finding out I would be a dad was one thing, but triplets? The path forward from there on in would prove to be chaotic but truly magical. The joys of a becoming a triplet father from that astonishing moment of the baby scan through to the events of the birth and beyond, coupled with the devastating deaths of good friends taught me the true meaning of life. But all that was the easy bit...
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 435.45g
- 25 Jun 2015
- United States
- 35 black and white photographs
About Daniel Lewis
What is there to tell about Daniel Lewis? By his own admission he's Mr Average. Average height, average weight, average grades, average at sports, average looking, averagely popular. What's different about him? Nothing. He grew up in an average house in Southampton, England. He wasn't spoilt but he wasn't mistreated either. He's never been struck by lightning, he didn't win the lottery, he's never been in trouble with the law. Except for that one time when.....never mind. Anyway, there's nothing much to tell. That is until his late 20's when an epileptic seizure struck out of the blue and led to a shock diagnosis. He kept a regular blog of his experiences from early on in his treatment which drew attention from an increasing audience, and after further life-changing surprises over the next few years, followers began suggesting he should think about writing a book. Brain Tumours for Dummy's is his far-from-average, deeply personal account of how he overcame brain cancer to become a father to triplets. Dan's book is available as a digital download or paperback on Amazon and has been featured in The Daily Echo and on BBC Radio. Having caught the writing bug he is currently working on some new projects, but when he's not jotting down ideas he and his partner, Sarah, enjoy spending every spare moment with their precious children, Jarvis, Joel and Leila. You can connect with Dan at www.braintumourdfordummys.co.uk or via social media by searching for DanLewisBTFD.