How practicing mindfulness and meditation helped me through difficult medical diagnosis.
One year after brain surgery. It has been awhile since I posted anything on this blog pertaining to my road to recovery following my brain surgery last November. In many ways, that is a resounding testament to the success of the operation. I’ve been feeling better a little bit at a time, and getting to […]
I’ve mentioned the topic of message boards and medical forums in previous posts. After a recent diagnosis of a brain tumor, or any other serious illness, the internet is typically the first place we turn to for information. As I’ve stated before, it is entirely necessary to be extremely well-informed about your medical situation and […]
Speaking with others about your tumor can be pretty daunting in and of itself. To be honest, more than anything I think I hate telling others about Arnold (What I’ve named it). I feel guilty for having to drop negative news on others, and seeing them struggle to know what to say is interesting to […]
I am starting to breathe a little easier now that I have taken care of some of the more daunting items in dealing with this brain tumor, namely that I am not going to die tomorrow (unless there is an asteroid strike, in which case tumors are the least of our problems). Also knowing that […]
Tired of constantly using the word “tumor” in our house’s daily vocabulary, we thought it might be better to give a more pleasant or humorous name to the thing. Since I am a product of the 80’s, only one name came to mind for me. Arnold. Anyone who grew up in the late 80’s / […]