I’ve hated the changes that have come with a tumor, surgery, and chemotherapy. My memory, wait- what was I talking about? As you can see, my memory is gone. My patience has diminished, my reactions have increased, my stress in exponential, my “tasking” has gone solo, and my self esteem has plummeted. I’m telling you … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Tell Everyone…Or Do You?
Sometimes life-events are so shocking or overwhelming that people react differently than they normal would. This change can be valid, and even necessary at the time, but when things heal or settle, there can come a time when safety mode is no longer effective, and can even be counter productive. That's where I am.
As soon as I was home from the hospital I wanted to get back to normal. Obviously I couldn't do everything, my thoughts were fuzzy and things were overwhelming, but I wanted to take charge of something. I hated the powerless feeling of being in the hospital. All of the needles, tubes, machines, medication, trays … Continue reading A Glimpse of Life after Brain Cancer and Surgery- Gratitude for the Present, From a Reflection on the Past.