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Recovering from Brain Surgery - Is there an App for that?

The evening of April 15 (the night before my brain surgery), I was a bit nervous that I WOULD potentially be nervous going into surgery. That’s a bit of an understatement. 1,643 more words

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Introspection, an Outburst, Pulling Back the Reins, and a Break in the Clouds

It has been 217 days since the day I was scheduled for surgery. 217 days since I got the phone call that my insurance had denied my surgery, mere hours before it was to start. 2,337 more words

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Is there a more thankful word than gratitude?

Dearest family, friends, friends of family, friends of friends, and kind strangers. I cannot begin to describe to you how immensely grateful and overwhelmed (in a positive way) I feel right now. 458 more words

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Let's try this again...

Yesterday was an incredibly frustrating day – I had a 1pm check in at the hospital for a 1-3 day monitoring and testing stay to figure out some  617 more words

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The Year of the Sheep

A lovely member of my support team sent me a message today that is unbelievably apropos for my life. I think it will inspire and touch you as well! 615 more words

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Mish-Mash-Mush

There is another blizzard here, and with it another pain storm. Last week was a low pain week, and I got those crazy/optimistic thoughts again, “Maybe my trigeminal neuralgia is resolving itself. 547 more words

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Connection and Letting Go of Our Defenses

I offer these following words to those of us who suffer from an invisible illness/disorder (i.e- a medical issue that is not visually apparent). I hope to bring a positive perspective on an issue that can be very difficult, and painful for many of us. 1,107 more words

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