Like quite a few in their thirties, Simon Barlow-Smyth was savoring socialising and organizing his potential.
But his hopes were quickly ‘derailed’ when Simon, from Stoneclough, gained the devastating diagnosis that he has an inoperable mind tumour.
Now 37, he been given the diagnosis in 2016 immediately after slipping just after finishing a work out.
The organization analyst underwent surgical procedures 3 instances, one particular which bundled getting rid of part of his cranium.
And the tumour was mentioned to be at a ‘satisfactory’ 30 for each cent in 2018. He had even rung the bell to rejoice the cure experienced been a results.
But just over a month back, Simon gained the upsetting news that the tumour is growing with the most cancers remaining categorised as phase four.
The influence of the problem has remaining him wheelchair bound.
He advised The Bolton Information: “In the 7 weeks since getting my devastating news my mobility and motor expertise have ongoing to slowly decrease further more and I’ve had two fairly awful falls at property.
(Shay and Simon Barlow-Smyth)
“Going up and down the stairs in individual for me has turn into quite the terrifying ordeal as I’m so worried about falling and getting severely wounded.”
In January of this 12 months, Simon noticed loss of electric power on the remaining facet of his entire body, producing it nearly not possible for him to walk, stand up, go downstairs, or even gown himself.
Simon said: “It’s prevented me from just undertaking very simple points I now liked – predominantly acquiring to socialise with close friends as I come to feel it all modified me mentally and certainly in conditions of self-confidence to just get out and about as I have experienced chronic ache, disequilibrium and stability troubles since 2016 – all now considerably worse continue to.
“I was readying myself for a career transfer right about the time my tumour diagnosis derailed my existence in 2016.”
Now the relatives are fundraising for a stairlift and a moist space to help him with simple jobs.
Simon Barlow-Smyth with goddaughter Grace Greenwood and mum Debra Barlow
His mum, Debra Barlow, explained: “It’s your kid is not it? And you just want to take it all away.
“It’s unbelievable and I check out and do as much as I can for brain tumour exploration now, to increase awareness and resources for it.
“As a mum you are on a roller-coaster ride when one thing like this is going on to your son. But Simon is often so good, that when I’m in the healthcare facility with him I just consider I have to continue to be robust for him.”
Debra stated: “He just cannot actually use the lavatory properly or the stairs.
“We spoke to the council but there is a ready list in advance of any individual even comes out to look at it and there is a two-month backlog.
“Then it is another 18-thirty day period wait around to do it and we just want to help him.”
Simon now life in Fallowfield with his partner, Shay Barlow-Smyth to be nearer to the Christie Hospital, while mum Debra continue to lives in Stoneclough.
To support the relatives take a look at Go Fund Me website page below. (https://www.gofundme.com/f/simon-w-barlow-smyth)