sammylee_ I got this #surgery #today 4d

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sammylee_ No matter how hard you try baby girl you just can't fit... #ziggy #puppy #love #haha @crackenback 6d

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sammylee_ Happy 80th to the most wonderful grandparents! We love you so much! #love #family #birthday 1w

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sammylee_ After numerous tests, appointments with neurologists, surgeons, anethesists and everything that comes with it. We have found out it's a lot more serious than first thought and the lesion is a tumour, we have known this for a few weeks, it's just been a lot to digest.
Next Wednesday, 22nd is the date set to have it removed.
Thankfully the risks are minimal, it's on the right side which is the better of sides with least impact to me. It's unbelievable how incredibly far surgery has come, I will be in and out in 4-5 hours, and awake as I come out, up walking the next day, and out of hospital in 3-5 days.
We have just wrapped our heads around having brain surgery, the next hurdle is what are we dealing with? What is this tumour? so once we know what it is, which hopefully is nothing and needs no further treatment! But reality is, it could be another hurdle which we will deal with once and if we get there.
Again, there is so much to be thankful for, it's operable with minimal impact/risks. It doesn't look aggressive and we live in a country with access to some of the best medicine & surgery in the world!

My surgeon is a legend and has been so nice, even when I broke down in tears about many things but a big one was about shaving a patch of my hair, which in the scheme of everything is so stupid but getting married with a bald head wasn't exactly what I had pictured, he was so sympathetic and will be gentle with my hair and says I will hardly notice a patch haha! It sounds so petty worrying about hair, but when this is happening to you, you just want to wake up and be yourself, or as close to that as possible. That's the way I could best explain it to him, I just want to wake up and be me, and he was so compassionate to it.
Surprisingly a tumour in this area of brain is so common in my age group, which is so scary.

A lot to deal with and we definitely have our dark moments but I have the best support and everything does happen for a reason, I have to believe that and there is always someone that has or is going through a harder battle! So I still consider myself extremely lucky and thankful for the life I'm living!
Just thought I'd keep everyone updated x
1w
  •   emhodge @lucastownsend you bloody know it!!! She's an absolute weapon 1w
  •   vicpaige You are amazing and truly inspiration! Sending you love and healing vibes xox 1w
  •   sammylee_ Thankyou so much @nikkihoffy 1w
  •   sammylee_ @whistler_danigirl I miss you honey, thanks so much for the love, keep up those whistler pics, wish I could rewind to those days! Love you girl xx 1w
  •   sammylee_ @lucastownsend you legend, thanks for the love buddy, really appreciate it! I won't disappoint hope you are well 1w
  •   sammylee_ @vicpaige thanks beautiful girl, I hope you are well, really appreciate the love, love you honey xx 1w
  •   jandkgrando You're amazing Sam!! Your strength and positivity is inspiring. 1w
  •   ash_mwilson Oh babe your so strong and have such a great positive attitude. I am sending you love and hugs and hope everything goes smoothly for you. You will come out even stronger!! Thinking of you darling!! 1w

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sammylee_ Sunday Drives | Berry | Gerringong | Icecreams | Beach | Lover | Perfection | @crackenback #beach #love #babe #southcoast 2w

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sammylee_ Yesterday morning we had an amazing couple of hours, hanging out with our epic wedding photographers Steve & Keshia from @glassslipperphotography and getting some pre wedding shots!
You guys seriously rock!
In the middle of everything we have going on, it was incredible to forget about it all and just be in the moment and that's all thanks to you guys!
This photo brings me to tears knowing how incredibly lucky I am to have AJ by my side, every doctors, surgeons, specialist, scan appointment, he has been my strength, and is a big reason behind my smile while we face one of the scariest roads ahead.
No matter what life throws our way, I still consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to be marrying my bestfriend. Each and everyday is still the best of my life when I'm with you @crackenback #beach #love #fiance #lucky
2w

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sammylee_ Thumbs up for finally being home after two collapsed veins and what seemed like the longest third MRI...stoked I have a cupboard full of Easter eggs #smiles #positive #chocolate #life 3w

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sammylee_ Happy Easter... Eating chocolate for days... @crackenback 3w

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sammylee_ Movie night with the gang... #puppies #family #love #smiles @crackenback 3w

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sammylee_ My Rock, Bestfriend and Love of my Life one of many amazing moments together...many more to come xx 3w

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sammylee_ Thankful for #sisters ... Today's adventure to an ophthalmologist... In normal words...fancy eye specialist! @emhodge love you, you special human! Could only be fun with your pretty face #eyesaresweet 3w

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sammylee_ Happiest Birthdays to my beautiful mum, can always count on fun when you are around, and that's the best thing you can have! Thanks for the laughs and the support these last few weeks, love you stacks 4w

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sammylee_ amazing how many smiles children can bring, and how in those moments nothing else matters #edencopiedmyskirt #lovethislittlegirl #owlbuddies @laurabee99 4w

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sammylee_ Tealia rollin (in her words) with Uncle AJ @crackenback 4w

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sammylee_ Overwhelmed, grateful, thankful and filled with love, thankyou to everyone who has reached out over the last couple of days, your kind words ignites my already flaming fire to get through this speed hump in my life, and that's all it's is, a speed hump that won't define me. I have an enormous amount to be thankful for, and love the life I'm living. There are too many people to individually thank and they all know who they are, but to the one I love most, my rock and love of my life who has not left my side, I am forever thankful, I could not of got through this last week without you, i love you more than I could ever show you. You saved my life and continue to give me strength each and everyday. I hear scars and shaved sides are in babe :) #newtrendcoming
Not a whole lot to update, just that it definately needs to come out (little fucker) the surgeon is calling me on Monday and I will have a better indication of details. Again thanks so much and I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine #quote #truth #life
4w

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sammylee_ Ive been sitting in the sunshine playing with the puppies and I've written this and deleted it but thought it was a good way to use social media, it's not for sympathy at all, I don't want to be a victim, it's just, I thought a good way to let everyone that has contacted me know how much I appreciate it and to keep you in the loop. It's also a good way to let the people that are close to my nearest and dearest know so they can support them at this time. Last Thursday morning 19th march, my fiancé AJ woke to me having a seizure, this has had me in hospital for the last 6 scary days, x2 MRI's, EEG test, blood tests and anti seizure medication later and they have found a lesion on my brain.
Heavy news...yep!
They want to operate and do a biopsy and perhaps remove it if it is safe too, this is as much as we really know at this stage, until we see the neurosurgeons tomorrow arvo!
My doctor has told us to relax, it's not aggressive, it looks like it can be completely removed and I should be fine, obviously like every surgery, especially on the brain, it comes with risks, but I know I'll be fine. I have to be.
This wasn't exactly what we had planned to tackle while planning a wedding and renovating our house and I'll be telling those surgeons if they fuck up my hair they will have a lot to answer too...
For now, they have let me home, which has been amazing to be with our puppies ( I swear they know and understand) and sleep in my own bed, tomorrow afternoons appointment will answer some more questions and hopefully know a lot more.
I hope everyone close to us can lean on each other as I know this is affecting my family and close friends, I am truly so lucky to have you all. I have a house full of beautiful flowers and a fridge full of amazing food. Thankyou to everyone who has reached out aswell, it's been awesome to hear from you all.
It will take more than this to slow me down! Love you xxxx #positive #life #strength #love #onedayatatime
1mon
  •   jandkgrando You'll be in my prayers Sam. Your post here is beautifully written and I can see your strength through it. How wonderful that you have such an amazing support system. Lots of love 1mon
  •   meighanemwoods Sending you our love and strength x 1mon
  •   kylieburns7 Sending all my love your way @sammylee_ there is no room for stupid lesions in that great brain of yours!! So once its out its back to planning that wedding so you can marry that great guy you have! Love you both beyond words @crackenback xxx 1mon
  •   smrlove Oh my god Sam! I can't believe what I am reading right now. This has just blown me away. I'm sending all my love and well wishes your way. You will fight this your a strong girl. Loads of @sammylee_ @crackenback 1mon
  •   ellielouiseer Thinking of you Sam!!!!! 1mon
  •   nixs8 Sending prayers your way Sammy, ur one amazing strong person. Thinking of u and praying all goes well xxx 1mon
  •   littlelaura86 Thinking of you Sam! sending you positive energy & wellness. Xx 1mon
  •   lozzielorenzo Sending all my love and best wishes to heal happily, quickly and healthily. Xx 4w

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sammylee_ Holiday dreaming... #fiji #smile #holiday 1mon

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sammylee_ Most chilled out bub ever little Eden xx 2mon

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