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I was told I was just stressed out at work but now I’m blind and I’m living with the death sentence

A CHILDREN man has gone blind after doctors misdiagnosed his brain tumor as “work stress”.

Andi Peel, 29, started complaining of severe headaches in August 2019.

Andi Peel developed a brain tumor - but doctors dismissed it for months because of tension headaches

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Andi Peel developed a brain tumor – but doctors dismissed it for months because of tension headachesCredit: SWNS
The 29-year-old man complained of headaches for months

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The 29-year-old man complained of headaches for monthsCredit: SWNS

He went to his GP when they didn’t stop, but was told it could be a migraine due to his job running a Carphone Warehouse store.

But as the pain continued, he ended up having a panic attack, with confusion and memory loss, so he was transported to the hospital.

Medics there also said it eased his stress at work and helped him de-stress.

But a few months later, in January 2020, a tumor was finally found, after he was forced to pull over while driving due to the pain.

It is said he has glioblastoma multiforme – a fast-growing and growing tumor in the brain.

Andi, from Leicester, is now completely blind despite radiation and chemotherapy.

His aunt, Deb Peel, 48, from Groby, Leics., said: “When we got confirmation that it was GBM, it was like a death sentence.

“Andi doesn’t want to know how long he has to live, but Google will tell you 12 to 18 months.

“Andi had her tumor removed at Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) in Nottingham, followed by radiation and chemotherapy.

“Since then, he has suffered from a number of seizures – one of which resulted in him dislocating both shoulders.

“As of December 2020, Andi hasn’t had a stable scan. They show that tumor developed and we were told there were no longer any treatments available to him.

“His eyesight started to deteriorate in October 2021 and he is now completely blind.”

Mother-of-two Deb, a teacher, will now walk 10,000 steps a day in February to raise funds for Brain Tumor Research.

‘DEATH PENALTY’

She said: “I was completely shocked. Andi was like my third son, so I completely disbelieved the thought of losing someone so important to me.

“Inspiration comes from Andi who is amazing. He’s an absolute fighter who never gives up or feels sorry for himself.

“Until you face reality like this, you won’t understand how obvious the truth is.

“Brain tumors kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically only 1% of national spending on cancer research has been allocated to the monstrous disease. this.

“If something as simple as going for a walk can raise funds to make sure other families don’t have to go through this, it’s invaluable.”

Matthew Price, director of community development at Brain Tumor The study said: “We are truly grateful to Deb for taking on this challenge for us because only with the support of people like her can we progress our research into brain tumors and improving outcomes for patients like Andi forced to battle this terrible disease.

“The best part of the February 10,000 Steps Daily Challenge is that you can integrate your steps into your everyday life.

“It could be drinking coffee and chatting with friends at the local park, walking your way to work or school instead of driving, getting off the bus a few stops earlier, or walking around the house. while on the phone.”

Andi during the treatment of terminal illness

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Andi during the treatment of terminal illnessCredit: SWNS
Andi Peel and his family as they raise money for Brain Tumor Research

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Andi Peel and his family as they raise funds for Brain Tumor ResearchCredit: SWNS
His symptoms were missed by his GP for months after he complained of a headache

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His symptoms were missed by his GP for months after he complained of a headacheCredit: SWNS
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