The coolest thing I’ll ever own! #cancerperk

The other day, whilst in the MRI machine, I had the most fantastic idea for a piece of artwork that I wanted to create – something personal and that I could use on those ‘shitty days’ as a bit of a motivator.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present my MRI images!

As Kostas, a very good work friend, just said “thank God you didn’t have prostate cancer!”

I have to say, I knew it was an unusual request from the start, however a huge thanks to my medical team at The Christie Hospital for providing me with these images and continuing to be awesome.

I know this is like overshare to the extreme, but at least I didn’t use one of those flaming’ ‘selfie sticks’!!!

During my time in radiotherapy, I saw worse, including a teenage girl who was taking scrapbook pictures heavily posed for on the radiotherapy machines, and many people choose to keep what I’m now terming a ‘death mask’, again from radiotherapy, after the hospital no longer has a use for it.

I’m really enjoying the newfound sense of creativity that I seem to have discovered after my cancer diagnosis, and that, when coupled with my personality, will always relate in creations from outside of the box, hopefully for many many years to come!

About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

2 Responses

  1. mikeallder

    Hi Gari. Nice to get all the detail! I read about someone who got the software needed to view and spin the 3D images. I’m going to ask my neurosurgeon if he can give all that to me. Did you have much trouble getting your images?

    All the best,


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