My grandma started crying when I stepped inside the living room. She said she had prayed non-stop for God to give me the strength to walk through the front door of her home. 10 days felt like an eternity. It felt so nice to be back with her, my cat, and my comfortable bed. It … Continue reading Anger
The angiogram the next morning did not go so well. I had already had 1 performed, pre-surgery, and I was expecting the same painless procedure this time. It was nice to see the familiar faces, they complimented my incredibly tangled and bloody hair as a joke and it definitely got a laugh out of me … Continue reading Road to Recovery
re·sil·ience noun the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. I've had nurses tell me everything from, how surprised they were that I wasn't spending my days crying.. or how I was just in 'shock' and that's the reason why I was … Continue reading Resilience.
I was woken up by nurses at around 8:45 and thought "OMG SHIT I LIVED?!!!". I wasn't sure if it was AM or PM and before I could ask, the nurse says to me "Are you ready to see your Mom and Dad?". I nodded and waited for them to come in and started to notice … Continue reading The Results.
Date: Sunday January 26th, 2014 Location: 6th floor of Shannon Medical Center Time: 8 AM8 AM, My very loving aunt and other members of the family had also stopped in throughout the week and she had texted me the night before, letting me know that she was going to send a stylist in that morning … Continue reading Ready for Lift-Off.
"Wall-E" would have back pain and he, like others, would just shrug it off because it had been a long day at work, he was tired, he wanted a beer, and he just wanted to relax.. besides, the pain went away when he would finally the relaxing time to himself. Problem solved... until he told … Continue reading The Days Ahead.
I stared at the ceiling the entire ride back to my room.. I didn't even realize that the transporters were asking me if I was ok.. I'm not sure if it was my expression or the fact that my smile, that I had been wearing all day, was completely wiped off of my face.. I finally … Continue reading In limbo with the man I love.
A Cerebral Angiography.. also called a Cerebral Angiogram.. is an invasive procedure performed in Radiology, in which a doctor inserts a long catheter through the artery in your groin. The doctor snakes the catheter through your system, with the help of a camera on a screen, until it reaches the destination artery in your neck where he … Continue reading Monday night turned into Tuesday Morning..
..I immediately felt a wave of fear rush over me and I told myself to remain calm.. so I forced myself to start taking slower deeper controlled breaths. I got up, after I wiped of course, turned on the faucet, splashed cold water on my face and then put my mouth to the running water and … Continue reading It was just another Monday, cont’d..
I really didn't want to, but I didn't have a choice as the Assistant Store Manager, so I peeled myself out of the bed at 8 a.m. and got ready to leave for work. Looking back I was a little more tired than usual that day, but I had also been awake for most of … Continue reading It was just another Monday..