I know. It’s been a while. What have I been doing? Well…I went to Hawaii for my second wedding anniversary. Then, while I was there I had, you know, a brain hemorrhage. From the 4-centimeter brain tumor that had been steadily growing for who knows how long. So I ended up spending the rest of September in four hospitals, on two medevac flights, getting “awake” brain surgery, and relearning how to walk and use the left side of my body.
And then I came home. I got some radiation to my brain cavity, plus two other brain lesions, plus to the lesion they randomly found on my sacrum. I did a lot of physical and occupational therapy. I graduated from a walker to a cane to no walking aid. I lost huge clumps of my hair. I went from taking 30 minutes to walk down the block to walking two miles in an hour.
I also had a couple of game nights. And went to see the Bad Plus in San Francisco. And sat in a hot tub with Mac. And started watching Sense8. And took a break from watching Sense8 to watch Stranger Things 2. I slept a lot. And I made plans to see family and friends in Southern California. I snuggled with my love. I ate so much ice cream.
I’ve learned a lot over the last two months. I was reminded, yet again, of how amazing my support network is. I learned even more about what a fabulous advocate and partner my love is. And I discovered, for the first time, that I really am resilient as fuck.
You are spectacular.
Wow! Reading that account raises up your intense resilience. From brain surgery to two miles an hour! Thank you for laying that all out there, and I’m so glad you showed your own self how amazing you are. Love love love
You are a super woman. You have a wonderful partner and that means everything. Continue to heal and be strong and know our prayers and love are with you.
Peace and Love
Karen and Audri.
Thanks so much. it’s great to hear from you!
Yes…yes you are! <3
Thank you Alana. What a journey. You are amazing, powerful, beautiful, smart and sweet. You are so many things. You are beloved and kind. Among all those things you are, yes, you are resilient. And not just any kind of resilient, but Wonder Woman Resilient. You’ve traversed no man’s land with the slings and arrows bouncing off you and falling wasted to the ground in your glorious wake. You are the definition of Resilient. As. Fuck.
yes you are yes you’ve been and will continue to be.
Wonderful, and never enough ice cream
You are a total superhero!! And a total inspiration for me.
Superwoman ain’t got shit on you !!! ✊
<3 <3 <3
I’ve told you once and I’ll tell you again! You are my hero! BTW…love love love Sense8!!!
Thank you! I love Sense8, too. I especially love all the random cameos. So far I’ve seen two friends with speaking lines, and just found out another friend is in the series finale. So good.
Yes, Alana you a real life Wonder Woman.
<3 <3 <3
Your life and love are light… Thanks for sharing it in these troubled times
Thank you so much.
You are my superhero!!!
Comments are closed.