Thursday, April 30, 2009

seeing my brain

I saw my brain the other day. I mean I saw a visualization (specifically a CT scan) of my brain. It was very cool, and also slightly frightening. My primary care physician, Dr. O'Dell, reviewed my recently taken CT scans with me. It seemed like the right thing to do to satisfy my inner-geek. I like seeing things to understand them better. I am a right-brain learner and always have been. I am a graphic designer after all. What I didn't fully realize is how much of my left-brain was damaged by my stroke. I have to admit I am impressed that I have made it as far as I have.  Who knew I was that determined? Stubborn? 

Let me explain it to you like this, when the neurologist told my loved ones to prepare for a "cataclysmic" outcome, he wasn't kidding. The only good thing was that I didn't listen. I NEVER have listened. Which did me no good at all with my colleagues (you know who are) and my husband and countless others...  But, I have to pat myself on the back, with my good hand of course, that relentless, dogged determination comes in handy sometime.


  1. Well, dear one, the Universe appears to have brought you to me--my joy, more than yours. [You are following my Twitter, WabiSabiWhisper.] Strangely: I've always thought there was a stroke waiting for me, my mother had a massive stroke similar to yours, I am a professor of communication, female, live alone. Cats though, not dogs. Showers of rose petals at you and energies from the west coast.

  2. Hey Jean, Just Tom here touching base. It's been good to catch up one what you've been dealing with. No one can describe it quite like you. Put all petty things behind us. If you need anything or I can do anything, please let me know. I will keep in touch. Much love, Reichert