On today last year, I started the day with my daily walk around my neighborhood pond during the sunrise view (see on the right). Next, shower and get ready for work. I would be a tad late, because we had the exciting new dish washer installed. Once complete, I then went to work. The Olympics would open that evening, and I was sooooo excited to watch while cleaning dishes in the new dish washer – lol!
That afternoon, I had another usual anxiety attack, but this time right in front of my manager, Jackie W. I was very embarrassed that this had happened at work. She knew immediately it was a seizure and (THANK YOU!) took me to the local emergency room for an examination. When I think back, my anxiousness had become stronger and more frequent. I just thought I should go find a therapist, and I would be OK. But at the ER, my husband, Mike A, and I found out after an MRI that I had a brain tumor.
While I was very scared, it made me know there was a reason for those seizures and we would get them out of me! I stayed in the hospital a few days (and watched the Olympics!). The doctors and nurses there treated me so well. There was even a great view of Clearwater Beach from there. While we initially thought I would get my tumor removed as soon as possible, we decided to go get some other opinions to ensure we had the right neurosurgeon for me.
Here I am today; even though still tired at times and healing still in the works, I appreciate every day!! Yes, the unicorn can show that dreams can come true!!
My Facebook flashback…
Sure chemo and radiation caused some changes, but biggest is that I’m finally a cool punk after so much time!
Came across this article about a blood test in development to see if you have a brain tumor starting way before it is even noticed. This could be amazing to find out earlier and hopefully get rid if it before it expands!
Here’s the link to Huffington Post ARTICLE.