NewsPostman's persistent thirst leads to shocking brain tumor diagnosis

Postman's persistent thirst leads to shocking brain tumor diagnosis

Jonathan drank 10 liters of water a day.
Jonathan drank 10 liters of water a day.
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6:03 PM EST, January 15, 2024

Jonathan Plummer, a postman hailing from Cornwall, UK, began experiencing significant health issues a few years ago, starting with intense thirst.

A Shocking Diagnosis

This 41-year-old was consuming 2.6 gallons of water every day for two years. During this period, he believed he was experiencing a typical symptom of diabetes. However, test results unveiled something much more daunting - a brain tumor.

Jonathan first learned about his tumor during a routine eye exam. The tumor was situated in his pituitary gland, causing malfunctions in the part of the brain that regulates thirst. His body was in a constant state of dehydration.

"I felt a persistent thirst that I could not satisfy, and eventually, I started expelling as much water as I was consuming," Jonathan shared, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Jonathan underwent 30 rounds of radiotherapy. He was also prescribed steroids, leading to substantial weight gain. He was no longer able to exercise, a hard pill to swallow for someone who had always been physically active.

Being able to go to the pool again was a joyous moment for him. He gradually returned to regular exercise and began working on regaining his former fitness level.

Today, Jonathan is completely healthy. He now volunteers at the Brain Tumor Research charity and plans to fundraise for it through a sponsored parachute jump. The organization greatly appreciates his efforts. His story serves as a reminder that tumors can happen to anyone, at any age.

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