FRAGILE-Handle With Care

As I type this, I’m in bed.  Literally, in bed. I’ve been here all day.  All day. Surgery recovery is a lonely business. No one can really help.  My mother recently said to me that I am in “survival mode”. Am I? I laugh and joke when I can…and probably more when I shouldn’t orContinue Reading

2nd ASAP Support Group Meeting May 3, 2014

2nd ASAP Support Group Meeting May 3, 2014

New Member, LaTonya and I. New Member, Taren and I.  Taren becomes a Zipperhead May 13, 2014.(Not sure why this captured my cell phone info) Our fearless leader (and my sweet friend) Simone..with my birthday cake!Yes they did the very sweet..and embarrassing..singing thing.Very special..Thanks Guys! Five new members this meeting!  Vonda welcoming new member, CherrilynnContinue Reading

My Imperfect List of Top 10 Things to Not Do After Brain Surgery

My Imperfect List of Top 10 Things to Not Do After Brain Surgery

Disclaimer:  These are the things that stand out most to me. Use your own judgment and always discuss with your doctor when in question.  THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. My Top 10 Things to NOT Do After Brain Surgery: 10.  Don’t try using a WEDGE pillow- the people that  bragged on these things should beContinue Reading

Happy Birthday to ME! Happy Birthday to ME!  Happy Birthday Dear ME-EE! Happy Birthday to MEEEE!

Happy Birthday to ME! Happy Birthday to ME! Happy Birthday Dear ME-EE! Happy Birthday to MEEEE!

As you may notice by the way I beautifully sang the title of this blog…I’m feeling better. No, today is NOT my birthday.  By now, everyone knows I had my second brain surgery only sixteen short days ago on my birthday (April 16-just in case you want to make a note to send me somethingContinue Reading

“Two Weeks Post-op And All’s Well!”

I always thought the job of Town Cryer would be an awesome job.  I mean, it’s almost like being paid to gossip.  Having all of the inside info on the state of things..whether things are “all well” or “a real x@#$%&! mess”.. Well, anyway, I thought it would be a cool job to have.  IContinue Reading

No One Quits

How did I get to ten days post op? The entire surgical process is fading into my memory.  Mercifully, God has hidden some of the events of the past several days from me.  Mercifully, He has also allowed several to remain.  Consistently across the span of the last few weeks, I’ve sunken into the depthsContinue Reading

Photos From Brain Surgery #2

Photos From Brain Surgery #2

I would like to say I’m pleased with this incision but it’s just as barbaric looking as the first one.   The pain has been ridiculous most days. The first five or six days were constant facial pain, eye pain and what I call brain spasms. – an intense squeezing in my head thought toContinue Reading

“Politics makes strange bedfellows” — Charles Dudley Warner

I guess we’ve all heard this famous quote by C. D. Warner.  “Politics makes strange bedfellows.”  Honestly, I had to look up the quote to see who actually said it.  I’ve spend the past 12 days either preparing for surgery, being tested for surgery, having surgery or fighting off the pain of surgery.  What doesContinue Reading

What Did You Say To Me?

Did I Hear You Correctly?  What did you say to me? — My husband and I laugh a lot.  Like, a ridiculous amount. We have so many inside jokes that some days our entire dialogue is baby talk, movie lines and our own little unique sayings.  One such saying is, “What did you say toContinue Reading

Freezing Up and Moving Forward

Have you ever felt frozen?I don’t mean like outside waiting on the local Christmas parade, drinking hot chocolate with numb nose, fingers and feet-I mean-Frozen. Frozen in time…in a moment. Still able to move, to act, to function-But frozen inside. When I was younger I had vivid dreams of Indian tribes with strange deathContinue Reading

It Shouldn’t Have Happened To Her

It shouldn’t have happened to her or them or him or even— to me.  My eyes open to the gift of life each morning with hope and expectation.  The hope of a good day at work and the automatic expectation that the day will result in a return trip home, crawling into bed and drifting…

Notes from Writing Class

Last night in class, our instructor had us write letters to ourselves from our persistence and from our inspiration. Great writing prompts. We had three minutes to write each one.  I thought I would share just for fun.  Maybe you need encouragement to press on towards a goal.  Write a quick letter to yourself! The…

Musings about Love from An Essay of Transformation

The more I learn about love, about simply loving- the more I am endeared to it, permeated by it and transformed into a vessel of it.  Love mystifies me. Love is a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, an exclamation, a question, a name, a sin, a choice, an antonym for hate, it is…

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