Debbie in UK tackles Mesothelioma diagnosis

25 Apr 2008 by under People

 Debbie in UK tackles Mesothelioma diagnosisI recently came across a blog titled Mesothelioma and Me, written by a really neat woman in the United Kingdom, Debbie Brewer. The blog is a record of her thoughts, feelings and experiences since being diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2006.

Like Charlene, who shared her story with us recently, Debbie is a young woman – only 49 years old. It is suspected that she contracted mesothelioma through contact with her father brought home on his clothing. She says he was a lagger with the Ministry of Defense and would often scrape from pipes.

Reading Debbie’s blog – she posts regular diary entries – is by turn heartbreaking and funny (she has named her tumor “Theo,” and tells him not to grow), and inspiring, and can make you really angry, along with her, as she rails against her illness and fights for awareness.

She mixes stories about her treatments with accounts of daily family life, vacations with her kids, changes at work, experiments with her diet, and her growing role as an advocate for mesothelioma in the .

Debbie’s site is a great way to learn about the real people behind mesothelioma. Visit and get to know her. I’m glad I did!

3 Responses to “Debbie in UK tackles Mesothelioma diagnosis”

  1. ben

    Fantastic article! It is very unfortunate that she contracted mesothelioma from her fathers clothing….carrying asbestos fibers. there have been many cases and case counts are climbing due to this type of exposure.
    we pray for Debbie and her battle with this horrible disease

  2. ben

    Fantastic article! It is very unfortunate that she contracted mesothelioma from her fathers clothing….carrying asbestos fibers. there have been many cases and case counts are climbing due to this type of exposure.

    we pray for Debbie and her battle with this horrible disease

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