Tragic mum given year to live after ‘noticing something was wrong while driving’

A mum-of-two has been told she only has a year to live after noticing something wasn't right while driving.

Louise Chambers, 43, visited Lincoln for a family holiday back in February. It was there she noticed her left leg "felt a bit heavy on the clutch", describing the pain as like a severe cramp.

The carer rushed home to Preston a day early and contacted the doctors who initially assumed she'd suffered a mini stroke, reports LancsLive.

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A full MRI scan two days later revealed what was really going on.

She told LancsLive: "It wasn't a mini stroke, I had a brain tumour. They said it was one of the worst types you can have as it's terminal and they said I had up to 12 months.

"That was it. They said there was nothing really that can be done for it.

"I still don't really believe. The only time I really got upset was telling my boys and telling my mum and my best friend.

"They were the people that when I was talking to them, it made me upset. Whereas with everyone else, I was telling them a bit more matter of fact, if you will."

Louise was diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma – a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumour. Doctors ran a biopsy to better understand her condition and Louise is still waiting on some of the results.

She was told they couldn't remove her tumour because of its location.

Louise added: "It's on my spinal cord so they said it's not safe to operate, if they were to operate I would end up in a wheelchair and I wouldn't know where I was or who anybody else was.

"I wouldn't be able to feed myself or use the toilet, I'd lose all of those faculties."

Doctors did give Louise six weeks of radiotherapy and six weeks of chemotherapy. She has now completed three weeks of each.

"I've not been sick or anything, I've not had any real side effects," Louise continued. "I've lost a little bit of hair but nothing dramatic."

Now, Louise is off work and being given statutory sick pay whilst she is making the most of family time and putting together as much money as she can for her future and for her family.

Louise's friends have put together several fundraisers that have raised nearly £2,000 collectively so far. They have included a five-hour dance exercise class called Dance X – Exercise in Disguise at St Anthony's Social Centre in Fulwood which has raised just over £850.

Louise has also hosted a raffle and a cake sale which raised over £1,000 altogether. She's also got another dance event next Sunday (June 25) which will be a three-hour marathon, as well as another raffle and cake sale.

There will be darts night in Lea on July 1, a Peaky Blinders night at Tulketh Tap Room in September and an 80s night at Chorley football club on October 21.

You can donate to help support Louise and her family by visiting her Go Fund Me page.

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