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Ex-mayor winning the battle against lymphoma on the brain

Jim Webber is well and back in Rockhampton. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Jim Webber is well and back in Rockhampton. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

WHEN Jim Webber went to the hospital in May, it never crossed his mind that he'd be in for the fight of his life.

"I went down (to a Brisbane hospital) for a day and ended up staying for nearly five months," Jim said.

"The doctor thought I had vertigo, but it was a lot more serious."

The 74-year-old was fighting for his life after being diagnosed with lymphoma on the brain.

Jim, a former mayor of Rockhampton, now has his health back on track and is home with his wife Stella and their family.

"It's been great to come back to Rocky, it's beautiful to be in my own bed," he said.

Jim is recovering and trying to build his strength back up after undergoing radiation treatments in the past few weeks.

"I think with what I've got, no doctors will tell you that you're completely in the clear, but they tell me that all my reports and blood tests are perfect," he said.

The outpouring of support from the Rockhampton community during his battle has been overwhelming for the Rockhampton man.

"Because of the support (the community) has given me, I want them to know I'm progressing very well, walking well and everything is going good," he said.

Jim also wanted to thank the Leukaemia Foundation for helping him with accommodation during his treatment in Brisbane.

Topics:  cancer, jim webber, lymphoma




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