Patient Perspective Recovery

To what extent has exercise been beneficial to your recovery?

It has been very beneficial 7
It has been reasonably beneficial 3
About the same benefit as before the brain tumour 7
It has not really been beneficial 0
It has had a detrimental effect on my recovery 0
Not answered 9

Benefits of Exercise

It has enabled me to stay fit 8
It has helped to clear my head of anxieties 10
Exercise has given me another goal to work towards 11
It makes me feel better 2

Reasons For Not Exercising

I would like to exercise but find it physically difficult at the moment 2
I find it difficult to motivate myself to exercise 1
I’d rather direct my energies to other aspects of my recovery 0
Other * 1

Have you changed your diet since your brain tumour?

NO 0
Not answered 29

Affect of diet on recovery

It has made no difference 3
It has adversely affected my recovery and my quality of life 0
It has made a positive difference to my recovery and to my quality of life 6
I don’t know 6

Dietary Changes

Ketogenic Diet 2
Reduced sugar consumption 3
Reduced or Eliminated alcohol consumption 3
Consumed more Plant based foods 2
Reduced or eliminated meat intake 3
Reduced or eliminated coffee consumption 2
Reduced or eliminated processed foods 1

Do you need time alone during the day?

Every day 0
Frequently (but not every day) 0
2-3 times a week 0
Once a week 0
Once a month 0
Never 0
Not answered 29

How do you take time out?

Reading a book 4
Having a meal with friends 1
Having coffee with friends 6
Going to the Movies 1
Sleeping 10
Meditating 7
Watching something at home 5
Exercise 7
Listening to music 4
Playing a musical instrument 1
Writing about my journey 3