Monday, October 27, 2014


 After you’ve had a big surgery, you have to go through what they call recovery. 

It’s not always easy though, because even though you have freedom, you aren’t able to do some of the things you want to. It requires a lot of napping, medication may make you drowsy, and you have to be careful of what you eat, because your body isn’t prepared for this yet. It depends on what the surgery is, for my VNS surgery, it has taken me three weeks to recover, some surgeries take longer. 

During that time, things may seem slower and you sometimes may not feel yourself, because it’s a new challenge. What I found, was keeping myself busy by watching my shows, playing games, and keeping my mind off the recovery, has made the time go a little quicker. 

Now, as I get further along, it’s not a worry as much anymore. I am happier, and I am noticing a difference in my mood. I hope it continues to go successfully, and I am not going to worry about it. Being positive about it is not only what makes you stronger, but also it helps your whole body to recover. If you aren’t dwelling on it so much, it passes much quicker, which is why I am where I am today.

Until next time…

Monday, October 13, 2014

Expressing Experiences

I am currently recuperating from having a Vagus Nerve Stimulator implanted to help me regulate my seizures, and hopefully to decrease the amount of medications I currently take.

The purpose of the stimulator was because we discovered that my medication management was getting out of control. When things are getting out of control, it can be very scary. Sometimes it can be so scary, people tell you not to bring it up, but you need to talk about to get a better understanding.

Often, they may react differently at first, but the more they know, the better off they will be. People sometimes need more reassuring and encouragement to speak up about what is on their minds because surprisingly, even younger people can come up with brilliant ideas; and we need more of that today. Even socializing at home needs more attention, it seems as though everyone is on their phone, no matter whom they are with, or where they are, and they are not talking to one another.

I’ve been lucky that I have a family who notice side effects and will talk to me about it, yet what I’m trying to say, is that more families should be like that because opening up is the best way to deal with it.

Until next time…