Back in February, Fox Nation host and former ESPN reporter revealed she was having “imminent” surgery after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Fast forward to the end of April and she is now sharing the process of what she had to go through as well as her swollen face after the surgery is complete.
“At the end of February, I found out I had a brain tumor. It was in my left frontal lobe—and it was very large. Thankfully (because of COVID-19), I was able to have surgery just 8 days after discovering the tumor. I struggled a bit emotionally with that quick turn of events later. The headaches I had attributed to stress from hard stuff I was experiencing were actually brain tumor symptoms. It had grown so large, it was near my eyes and the headaches involved vomiting. In fact, one time landing at LaGuardia, I had to sprint to a trash can and throw up (in front of the entire terminal…not fun).”
“The headaches would get so bad, I’d have to wake up in the middle of the night and put ice packs on my head. As soon as we get out of #corona quarantine, I promise to dedicate my time to helping brain tumor patients, especially young patients like myself, as much as I can.”
“A chiropractor suggested I get an MRI. I will always be grateful to him.
It brought tears to my eyes to read your messages of support. My family, friends and boyfriend and all of you got me through a difficult time. Thank you @johnshopkinssph @hopkinsmedicine for saving my life. And thank you to those still fighting the same battle. My next MRI is in early May. I’m back to work (from home) on TV. Medicine and prayer are both amazing things. Will be eternally thankful to the world class surgeon and the medical team. These pictures include the before surgery, after (face was swollen) and now (minus some serious recovery and quarantine roots, feel me ladies)? We’re all stronger than the adversity we face.”
The 33-year-old was featured on Sportscenter, Outside the Lines and NFL Live before she got fired and ended up as a commentator on Fox News’ 24/7 streaming service, Fox Nation.