Author and journalist Jamila Rizvi has joked about breaking out of hospital after being readmitted following a second round of surgery for a brain tumour a fortnight ago.
The editor-at-large of start-up, Future Women, has posted a selfie to express her frustration at being back in hospital shortly after a craniotomy.
“There is nothing more boring than being in hospital. I’m like a caged animal, considering making a break for freedom just as soon as I can figure out how to remove a cannula and dodge some hyper vigilant nurses,” she said.
Jamila, 32, was first diagnosed with a brain tumour late last year and has undergone two rounds of surgery. She joined Future Women in May but discovered a tumour had returned in August and underwent a craniotomy at Melbourne Private Hospital on September 8.
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Fact: There is nothing more boring than being in hospital. I’m like a caged animal, considering making a break for freedom just as soon as I can figure out how to remove a cannula and dodge some hyper vigilant nurses. Do you know what else is boring (and how is this for a bumpy segue)? Superannuation. Nobody likes talking or reading about it and yet the lack of it means Aussie women are falling into poverty later in life. On average we retire with roughly half the super of men and the time to start thinking and acting on this is yesterday. Luckily the newest @futurewomen is NOT boring and designed to help you understand and easily get your super in shape no matter what age or stage you’re at. Link via my bio or wherever you get your pods! Free to download. ?
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However, she returned to hospital this week for further rest after suffering low blood pressure.
She has continued to post images throughout the ordeal including one of her “usually floppy haired” husband Jeremy who shaved his head in solidarity.
“I love this absolutely bonkers man,” she said.
Jamila is also the presenter of the first Future Women podcast series which has already had almost 50,000 downloads.
Wearing a Future Women T-shirt, she continues her Instagram post urging women to listen to the latest episode on superannuation, in order to prevent falling into the poverty trap later in life.
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