Thursday, January 29, 2015


I am very lucky to have such amazing menfolk in my life!

Monday, January 26, 2015


I have just put two and two together and figured out the last time I felt like this and what was going on.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Not a part of my plan. Not that we ever plan these things!

Monday, January 19, 2015

3 years 11 months (continued)

I turned 41 this week. I am not ashamed of it, I am not embarrassed to say it. I am 41. I made it to 41. I don’t quite understand the hang ups people have with the numbers. Why is 40 so different than 40? I feel that birthdays are an important marking of time. I have a birthday in January to celebrate my birth and beginning in this life. I have a brain birthday in February to celebrate the beginning of my new life, to celebrate that miracle of surviving.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

3 years 11 months

I had a great plan in my head about the things I was going to put into this post. There was my problem. The plan was in my head. I have been ill since Saturday and consequently have forgotten what my plan was.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stories and experiences of other patients

As a part of my journey through pre op and post op I have met some amazing and inspiring people. There are some amazing stories and each of them is a testament to the power of the human spirit. Without strength, often self-advocacy and hope, getting through is very hard. One of the ladies I have met through a support group is Candy. She has allowed me to share her story with you.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Apparently this was so important that I needed to post it last night while under the influence of Stilnox (Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen, Zonadin, Sanval, Zolsana and Zolfresh)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Positive post op

I know I have already posted something very much the same on Google+ however it doesn't hurt to put it out there again. I will be 4 years post op next month!

We all need a positive story to help get us through the worst of things some times so here is mine

Tl;DR - I did stuff