Category Archives: The Surgery Story – Chiari Malformation

What happens when you find out that there’s not enough space for your brain in your head… Scroll to the bottom to start reading the posts that cover my months before, during, and shortly after dealing with a Chiari Malformation decompression surgery and its unexpected results.

Catherine’s list of “the positives of wearing a neck brace”.

Today somebody liked the facebook page¬†that I started the first week or so I was in my neck brace. It’s gotten several likes from strangers actually, people with profile pictures of themselves sporting the healing device. It was something that … Continue reading

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Unbraced.

Tuesday March 12th was when my doctor told me that he wanted to keep me in my neck brace for two more months. The night of Thursday the 14th is when I cried tears of anguish and scribbled questions to … Continue reading

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A poem

Ha Ha Joke’s on me. I got five months, I thought it was three. I’m tired of crying so it’s time to laugh. Thought I was dying now I just live half. Hm Hm What to say? I get to … Continue reading

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Soon and very soon

It’s Wednesday March 6, 2013. Day 89 of the neck brace, 6 days left. That’s pretty darn exciting. Especially considering that for the first 21 to 40 of those days I thought my life was pretty much over. Really. Recovering … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit

I probably shouldn’t be doing this right now, but every time I think about Freud or attempting to fix my short badly thought out reflection paper, my neck hurts. I’ve chosen to write about what just happened in my life … Continue reading

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Better, better, better.

I have a lot to do this semester. Praise God. After 8 months of stress and recovery, amounting to not doing much and focusing on my health and problems, it’s nice to have something to do.¬† Yeah, this is a … Continue reading

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NIECE!

Why can’t there ever be good news? I now know what it feels like to be an aunt / an adult caring about a little kid and realizing you can’t do anything to ease their sufferings except pray and hope … Continue reading

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