Guy Opperman MP for Hexham mentions his brain tumour diagnosis in the House of Commons
Posted on 30th March 2012 by Sue in Lobbying
During a debate on assisted dying in the House of Commons this week, Guy Opperman MP for Hexham contributed using reference to his own diagnosed of a meningioma: “During the Budget debate last year, I collapsed in Central Lobby. It was not, I assure hon. Members, the Budget that made be ill, but a tumour the size of a small fist in the left part of my brain. I was taken to St Thomas’s hospital, where an A and E doctor advised me that I required a craniotomy to remove the meningioma from my brain.
That was extremely frightening. I was advised as to the likelihood of death, paralysis, loss of speech or sight, and so much more. It was a week before I had my operation. I was one of the lucky ones. I survived with a few scars and with no deficit whatever. However, I have to face up to the possibility that I might not have been so lucky. I had a week to contemplate the situation. It made me think about what might have been.”