Mum was diagnosed with two brain tumors after thinking she was going through early menopause.
A mother of three who felt she was going through early menopause was later diagnosed with two brain tumors.
Jeanie Bell, 45, from St Helens, claimed she had been ill for a long time, suffering from dizzy spells, migraines, and being mentally “in a bad place.”
Jeanie, who is a councillor and a member of St Helens Council’s Labour cabinet, claimed her children assumed the symptoms were related to “early menopause.”
But it wasn’t until she passed out at work and had a seizure that the family realized what the problem was.
Jeanie was diagnosed with two meningioma brain tumors after speaking with a physician and getting an MRI scan. She had to undergo a five-hour operation to remove them.
According to Jeanie, who spoke to the ECHO, “In 2017, I was diagnosed with two brain tumors for the first time. I wasn’t feeling well for a couple of years, but the symptoms were vague and no one could figure out what it was.
“I got dizzy spells, migraines, and was quite emotional. My children suspected that I was going through early menopause since I was all over the place and mentally in a bad place.
“They rushed me to the hospital after I fainted at work and had a seizure. It was entirely unexpected because I’d never had a seizure before.
“They referred me to a neurologist, who basically ruled everything out and said, ‘It’s one of those things,’ but I’ll have an MRI just to make sure.’ I got a call three days after the MRI to say we’d discovered two brain tumors.”
Jeanie claimed she was “shocked” when she received the call at work and that telling her children Heather, Willem, and Rosie was the most difficult part.
She stated, ” “I lost my mother to cancer when I was 21, and she had renal cancer, so I’d been in their shoes before, and all I wanted to do was create. The summary comes to a close.