Monthly Archives: October 2014

She replied, “I wish I had a stroke as an excuse for my short-term memory issues!”

I Had a Stroke at 33 This is a long story, but a good one.  Although she experienced very little pain you can see the same stories circling her life after the stroke.  You can see how she was treated … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 3

If you are just joining, this will make a lot more sense if you go back and read 1 and 2. A couple years later I wanted to peacefully close the door on my ex.  I still had love in … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 2

If you are just joining, please go back and read 1.  This will make more sense. Regardless of my many surgeries and complications life continued whether I did or not, as many of you know.  My partner at the time … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 1

I’ve been in terrible pain for a few weeks now, in addition to all my usual pain.  I have a peripheral stimulator in my abdomen that usually controls nerve pain caused by a complication from a surgery to fix an inguinal hernia.  … Continue reading

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