THOUGH extremely tired after brain surgery in Liverpool, Jemma McGlone was well enough to be transferred back on to a ward at the weekend.
Speaking on behalf of Jemma’s mother Margaret, Gerry Pishvaie of Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity said she was making good progress.
‘She is tired and sore after her first procedure,’ she said. ‘But despite that she has still had time to say how grateful she was for all the good wishes that have been sent and she thanked everyone for donating to the charity. Our thoughts are with Jemma and her son and Margaret and Tim.’
Jemma, who is 24, originally had surgery for the benign tumour in 2006. The tumour itself is inoperable but the operation was to take away fluid surrounding it. At that time it was thought no further surgery would be necessary for around 20 years. Though the tumour has not grown, one of Jemma’s regular checks revealed a further operation would be necessary to remove more fluid which has built up. Her mother Margaret said Jemma had initially put her symptoms down to the pressures of study on her forensics course at Liverpool John Moore’s University and the demands of caring for her two-year-old son Mason.
A collection was being made on Jemma’s behalf for Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity.