20 Things to Expect After Brain Surgery
Recovery takes time. You will have the attention span of a gnat. Nerves take a long time to heal. And you’ll start to question your life before and how you live
Short Sharp Scratch: Discovering the Importance of Being Vulnerable
Showing your true self and being vulnerable takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength. It tells people you fully accept yourself and embrace every moment
You'll Never Get To Be With This Version of Yourself Again
The thoughts, emotions, desires and insecurities that we hold today will soon be lessened or replaced and you’ll never be with this version of yourself again.
10 Ways to Support a Brain Surgery and Stroke Survivor
Below are ten encouraging words or acts that can really help a brain injury and stroke survivor through this difficult time, as well as helping you to cope
A Little Note to Self: Don't Be so Focused on the Bigger Picture
You will get stronger. You will relearn those basics, and it doesn't even matter that you need to. Don't be so focused on the bigger picture. Life is not a race
The Brain Takes Years to Fully Heal. You’ve Got Time.
Regardless of whether or not there is a physical improvement, I was reminded not to lose hope. Adapting is a journey. But the brain takes years to fully heal
Feel What You Need to and Let It Pass
Life comes in waves and our emotions will be unpredictable, just like our circumstances. Feel whatever you need to and let it pass. Its normal to experience
Feeling Fearless in the Face of Adversity
I not only feel that all things are possible and fearless even in the face of adversity, I also feel that most things are safe as I know I’ll have her support
Brain Tumour Awareness: One Year On
Waking up from brain surgery unable to see, write, walk, feed myself or do the simple things facial paralysis made difficult, has been incredibly hard to accept
The Wait Game Begins Again: Post-Op Catch Up With the Surgeon
Recovering from brain surgery is long and challenging. You will probably get through one thing, only to be faced with another but building resilience is key
How I Found out I Had a Brain Tumour
The story of how I found out I had a growing brain tumour at 18, through dizzy spells and blackouts, followed by the need for brain surgery at the age of 24.
Why It’s Over for Everyone Else but Just the Start for Me
Whilst brain surgery might be over for everyone else, here's why it's only just beginning for me and the start of a very long and challenging journey to recovery.
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