Friday, 15 December, 2017

Actress Kate Walsh Breaks Silence on Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Kate Walsh Brain Tumor Today Show Kate Walsh Reveals She Was Diagnosed With a Large Brain Tumor Two Years Ago: 'I Just Left My Body'
Lamar Ellis | 19 September, 2017, 01:57

After playing Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery on Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Kate Walsh soon found herself on the operating table with a serious health scare. I love to work hard and do 800 things at once, and this was a really incredible lesson in just submitting to the process of healing. The actress didn't talk about her diagnosis publicly, but privately her world was turned upside down as she prepped for a major surgery to have the tumor removed.

She says she did not take her fatigue and other symptoms seriously, thinking it was her busy schedule and not a tumor the size of a lemon pressing on her brain.

Even though the tumor was benign, Walsh said that the whole experience was a big wake-up call for her.

"Thank God I did!" she said. "I figured, okay, I'll change up my workout routine, I'll go back to mellow stuff like hiking".

Now she's a paid spokesperson for Cigna, and she and several other former TV doctors have teamed up to urge others to get checked out. A visit to the neurologist confirmed her worst fears - an MRI uncovered "a very sizable brain tumor" in her left frontal lobe.

"The words "brain tumor" were never in my zeitgeist", Walsh said. "It was never anything I would have imagined", Walsh recalled.

She returned to work roughly nine months later., shooting the recently released film "Girls Trip" and the upcoming "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House", as well as the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway play "If I Forget", which ran from February to April and earned her Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations. "I shattered my pinkie the night before my MRI, because I had no depth perception".

Walsh told Cosmopolitan that her acting jobs as a doctor did not make her any less afraid of having surgery. In my business, it's not unusual to be working 17 hour days, so it can be really challenging, but now I know I absolutely need 7 or 8 hours of sleep.

She is speaking out and asking people to see a doctor, no matter how small you think the illness is.

Recommended

Ryanair to axe 2000 flights amid crew leave chaos Ryanair to axe 2000 flights amid crew leave chaos You should keep any food, transport or accommodation receipts to use when making a claim for compensation. Ryanair has said as many as 50 flights a day will have to be cancelled over the next six weeks.

Theresa May expects 'seamless' transition to trading with Canada post-Brexit Theresa May expects 'seamless' transition to trading with Canada post-Brexit Mrs May will also welcome the appointment of Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy as her trade envoy to Canada. After her meeting with Trudeau, May will travel to NY tomorrow for the UN General Assembly.

Who's moaning about Alexis now? Wenger silences haters to halt Chelsea juggernaut Who's moaning about Alexis now? Wenger silences haters to halt Chelsea juggernaut His dismissal was the third time in five league games this season that a Chelsea player was sent off, as many as in their previous 73 games.

Yes, Trump Just Retweeted This GIF of Him Hurting Hillary Clinton Yes, Trump Just Retweeted This GIF of Him Hurting Hillary Clinton Sigh...2020 can't get here soon enough! A representative for Hillary Clinton declined to remark on the tweet. But it was also celebrated by Trump supporters, who admonished "crooked Hillary" and accused Mr.

Singapore Grand Prix gets new four-year F1 deal He also produced a spirited performance past year as he raced from the back of the grid to finish at the fifth spot. For instance, headliners at this year's race weekend include Calvin Harris and Ariana Grande.

Mobile won't slow down the Apple Watch's data speeds after all Here's the thing to remember before you rush out to buy it, though: The Apple Watch Series 3 will require its own data plan. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) starts at £399 and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) starts at £329.

Aid agency warns of Rohingya refugee deaths due to resource shortages Aid agency warns of Rohingya refugee deaths due to resource shortages Myanmar says more than 430 people have been killed, a lot of them militants, and about 30,000 non-Muslim villagers have been displaced.

Bowlers take Windies to 21-run victory over England - T20I Bowlers take Windies to 21-run victory over England - T20I England needed 26 off the last over and Brathwaite, fittingly, ended the match when he bowled Liam Plunkett. It's a new experience for a guy like Tom Curran coming in bowling to Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis.

NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT NewsHour Treats Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar as Matter of Opinion — ACTION ALERT Despite the council's unity, Myanmar state media yesterday reported China had endorsed the offensive against the insurgents. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejects such accusations, saying it is targeting " terrorists ".

Blade Runner 2049 Gets Its Own Johnnie Walker Scotch Bottling Blade Runner 2049 Gets Its Own Johnnie Walker Scotch Bottling The first short, Blade Runner 2036 , hinted at a major blackout event in the past that changed the course of the world. Watch Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve discuss the collaboration, along with a clip from the new film...

Team news for United v Everton Team news for United v Everton Everton have been a bit inconsistent this season, as they have mixed some impressive displays with some really poor ones. Much like Jose Mourinho today, money was spent addressing apparent weaknesses in the ranks.

Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021 Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021 Liberty Media had taken complete control of F1 in January, ending Bernie Ecclestone's 40-year reign at the helm of affairs. But Asian in general is tremendously important. "Asia and the Americas are truly unique opportunities for us".

Donald Trump Uses London Tube Attack To Promote Travel Ban Donald Trump Uses London Tube Attack To Promote Travel Ban An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the attack, though police have not identified or charged him. A president doesn't take to Twitter to engage in a stream of thought speculation after a terrorist attack.

Watford 0 Manchester City 6: Aguero hat-trick puts Guardiola's men top City were a joy to watch today in the flawless advertisement for Pep Guardiola's infamous brand of one-touch possession football. Pep Guardiola has saluted Sergio Aguero as a Manchester City "legend" as he closes in on the club's record goal haul.

Marc Leishman leads as Rory McIlroy slips off pace — BMW Championship Marc Leishman leads as Rory McIlroy slips off pace — BMW Championship Patrick Cantlay extended his remarkable run this season with a 65, leaving him alone in fourth place but six shots behind. The Northern Irishman needs a top-four finish to reach the Tour Championship , the final Tour event of the season.