Ali BacherClive RiceIllness

Brain tumor diagnosis

Sep 1998

Rice learns he has a large brain tumor.

It’s called an acoustic neuroma and it’s about 4cm long. The good news is that it’s benign, although removing it will cost me the hearing in my left ear.

On Bacher’s advice, he plans to have surgery in Hanover, Germany.

Ali told me that some things are negotiable – but in this case he was not prepared to negotiate with me. He insisted that I go to Hanover because that is were I will get the best possible treatment. I was planning on having the surgery done in South Africa, but I took Ali’s advice.

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