Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Hey Guys, I'm still here ya know. I hope everyone is enjoying this good weather we are having, I sure am. Thats why I posted a pic of a nice place to visit and have lunch, The Belmont Pier in Long Beach California, you should check it out.
Well it's been a minute since I posted somthing meaninful, I hope I didn't depress anyone with my last post, I was meant for those of you out there who might have been feeling down, Valentine's Day does that to some folks. Now, moving foreward, I would like to announce somechanges in my treatments. My Dotor doesn't want me to do the oxygen chamber thing (I dont't want to do it either), he believes it might be dangerous for me since I am still taking a blood thinner called Coumadin. The reason I am taking Coumadin is because they still haven't figured out why I had that stroke, which is kind of scary. The treatments available to me now include Stem Cells and some type of Vitamin drink that stimulates brain cells, Oh and lets not forget good ole working out which I imagine will be super painful arrrhh, oh well.
I'm getting better, I can move my body a little more now, I can even stand up for a while (with a little help from Olsey and my Grandmother), My right side hurts so bad when I try to move that I know I can move, I just need to manage that pain. so while I'm getting better, I'm hanging out watching "American Idol & Next Top Model" in my aunts living room.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Me and My cousin Tima
Hey guys, Well today is Valentine's Day, A day for Love & Happiness indeed. Well for me this is quite the ominous anniversary, one year ago I had my stroke which changed my life forever. A year ago my family and friends did not know if I was going to survive through the night.
The days leading up to my stroke I had been experiencing severe headaches, not out the ordinary because I always had headaches from time to time, however these headaches were causing me to vomit. I could keep any food down. Then on Valentine's morning a year ago today, I woke up in the morning, went to the bathroom to get ready for work and I passed out. By the time my Fiance' found me I was dead, I had no pulse and I was not breathing. So I am very fortunate that I am still here. I was told that I had three brain surgeries and I was in a coma for months.
I am a 32 year old African American Professional Woman, I didn't do drugs, I don't smoke and I don't drink. I am a God fearing Christian Woman, I tried to do everything right, I worked hard and I'll admit I'm not perfect. Yet and I still suffered a severe stroke that took almost everything away from me, I cannot understand why this happened to me, but it did. Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone reading my words, enjoy every moment of your life, I've learned life is extremely fragile and precious. On this Valentines Day just be happy, If your lover doesn't meet your gift expectations don't let it get you down, just be happy you have one, you know ;-)
This is your gurl Kay Kay yall saying Happy Valentines Day, Don't be scared to give me a shout out!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Hey Guys, This is my Grandmother, I love her soooo much. The other night she had me laughing hard talking about Britney Spears, she said "They need to leave her in that hospital and not let her out". My Grandmother is way to real, I thank God for her. My Ex-Dude came to visit me the other day which I wasn't really feeling, then when he was about to leave my Grandmother told him to "Give her a little kiss on the forehead" I looked at her like "What", then I rolled my eyes at him like "I wish you would" he knew the business. ;-)
You know last X-Mass I cooked dinner for my whole family, My culinary skills were the bomb. I sent for my Grandmother and I suprised her by showing her a room I fixed up for her at my Condo, then I tried to talk her into staying with me, she declined, the rest of my family needed her in South Carolina. Fast Foreward to the present, she came back out here to live with me and help me get back on my feet, isn't that ironic? I thought I would be taking care of her, but now she's taking care of me, Again.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This painting reminds me of Family, Nothing is more important than Family. I have always been about that throughout my life and over the course of the last year I wouldn't have survived without the Love of My Family.
I'm getting some of these words back guys, I guess I'm kind a like a parrot these days. I can hear a familiar word, then I practice repeating it. The type of Aphasia I have is called Broca's Aphasia, I understand the words people say to me but it's very difficult to say certain words. I know this all sounds very strange, however the brain works in strange ways. They say my brain is healing itself, even though I can't feel it, it's what you call Brain Plasticity. So as I go through this healing process, I go to sleep at night not knowing how to do somthing, Only to wake up the next day and I can magically do it, it's weird.
I want to give a Big Shout Out to all of my Gurls at OCDE, I love you guys.