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Podcast: Simona’s Cavernoma Story

In this episode, Claire talks with Simona Stankovska about her fight against Cavernoma — a brain lesion—misdiagnosed due to seemingly ordinary symptoms. Her journey from misdiagnosis to undergoing critical surgery highlights the healthcare challenges and personal upheaval a brain tumour diagnosis brings, including paralysis and the arduous path to recovery.

Simona’s experience, leading to the founding of The Cavernoma Society, showcases her resilience and dedication to supporting others in similar situations. This story emphasizes not only the personal impact of brain tumours but also the broader need for awareness and better patient support within the healthcare system.

SIMONA TALKS ABOUT HER SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOR A CAVERNOMA.

The Road to Diagnosis:

Exploring the challenges and emotional turmoil of seeking a correct diagnosis, including the initial dismissal of symptoms and the critical importance of persisting in seeking medical attention.

Surgery and Rehabilitation:

An in-depth look at Simona’s surgery, the immediate aftermath, and the long road to recovery, highlighting the physical and emotional challenges encountered during rehabilitation.

Living with a Brain Tumor:

Insight into the daily realities, adjustments, and coping mechanisms developed by Simona to manage her condition and maintain a sense of normalcy.

Founding the Cavernoma Society:

The motivation behind establishing the charity, its objectives, and the support it provides to individuals and families affected by Cavernomas.

The Impact of Community and Support:

Reflections on the importance of support from friends, family, and fellow survivors and how community engagement can be a powerful tool in navigating the recovery journey.

Cavernoma Advocacy and Awareness:

Discussing the significance of raising awareness about brain tumours, advocating for better healthcare support, and the personal fulfilment derived from helping others through The Cavernoma Society.

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