‘Life will never be the same again after brain tumour diagnosis’

Published on 23 Sep 2021, 15:30
“The way the doctor broke the news to me… his words were actually, ‘your life is never going to be the same again’.”

It was the moment everything changed for Hayley Smith, 30.

Just one year after marrying Matthew, 32, her husband started complaining about headaches.

He then received the news he was living with a brain tumour.

Surgery successfully removed some of the tumour, but in April last year it had returned more aggressively.

That news came at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which delayed treatment.

When surgery eventually took place six months later, the tumour had increased in size.

Mrs Smith, from Fauldhouse in West Lothian, told Scotland Tonight: “I would never, ever have known that there was anything wrong with him.