Brain tumors suck. Hi, I'm Patrick btw. This is my cancer blog. My "normal" stuff is over here.
A couple of days ago, I finally met Patric, another brain tumor patient. I contacted him after I heard his WRINT podcast episode about being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma. Remember, back in 2013, I also did a WRINT podcast about my brain tumor.
So we already had three things in common: We both have the name “Patric[k]”, we both have a brain tumor (although to be fair, his diagnosis unfortunately is worse than mine), and we both already did a podcast about our illness. We also live rather closely together, in Aachen and Cologne respectively. As we found out, we also both work(ed) in IT security. Having a firm grasp on the difference between correlation and causation is a good thing if you meet the two of us ;).
We had a nice afternoon and chatted about treatment options, how life has changed since diagnosis, but also work and other stuff. Patric also currently uses the Novocure Optune device for treatment. I sincerely hope that it helps, it looks very promising.
We promised each other to attend next year’s Chaos Communication Congress together, so we have a shared goal to achieve :). I’m looking forward to it. If you want to know more about Patric and his journey (and understand German), please go and check out his own blog Diagnose Glioblastom.