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The Astrocytoma Diaries: Me & My Brain Tumour

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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 experi
Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published December 2nd 2015 by Brave Gods Press
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Daniel Mitton
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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,
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, medical, true
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 Goodreads. 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 l
Adam Oster
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 more 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
Donna Lewter
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank You For Sharing

Thank you for sharing this. I'm meeting with my Neuro Oncology Surgeon Monday. Wish me luck. God bless you and Dan.
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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-job...totally.

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 thi
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