I was in the dining room as I shouted "Dinner was great ma" to her. She was in the kitchen and I was still finishing up dessert in the dining room. I had a large piece of the dessert I had always asked for: vanilla cake with no frosting. I overheard mom yell back, "Happy … Continue reading the dying leaves; last breath
“Brittany, remember the color blue,” three nurses surrounded me as the strobe lights immediately stopped flashing, all lights in my room came on, and I felt my body tense up, as if I had turned into a snake. “Brittany what is today’s date?” - slowly, I spat out, September 13. “Do you know the year?” … Continue reading eyes in the mirror – 2
“You will have a mandatory paper due in which; You will write a reflection of yourself of a moment that forever changed you.” I began to feel a light headache form as I started searching through all memories I held close within me. As I walked to my next class, I gazed at the concrete … Continue reading eyes in the mirror – 1
This entry is dedicated to all of my readers, both old, and new. You know, when I first started writing my blog, this blog is where I have come in the past to reflect on what I go through in my life with my stroke related illness. It's where I came to … Continue reading For You.
"I cannot stand to be in an elevator at all..., it makes me feel like I am floating and bobbing around in water for the next hour." I said to my doctor. We were talking about side effects that I still encounter from my stroke when he politely laughed and said the Parietal Lobe, a … Continue reading Super Woman
I was laying down with Ricardo, staring at the clothing hanging in my closet when I realized that while I have improved so much, I still have that loss of feeling that is strongest in my right leg. It was Saturday evening.. We had just come home from a lovely dinner when Ricardo had asked … Continue reading 5 months
I had hit the snooze button on my iphone 4 times before deciding to actually get up and get ready to head to Day Surgery. The clock read 6:20am. Today was finally the day of my third angiogram. This was to follow up on my surgery for the removed AVM and hopefully, tell where any more bleeds … Continue reading Third times a charm
I basically ran into the 2 level clinic smiling. I had waited almost 4 months to see this doctor in internal medicine who had accepted to treat me for my past thyroid problems. The day had finally come. I signed in and was instructed to head straight down the hall... I almost stopped when I saw the large, … Continue reading Curveball.
"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.
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..