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Who Are You?

Dear Bloody Brain, Sometimes I wonder where it all started, where you came from, when you showed up in my brain. For some reason, my mind keeps veering towards the belief that you came through Granny, my paternal grandmother. Dad has a couple of angiomas and Mum has none,  so I know the angioma gene … Read more

Bloody Brain Interviewing 2

Bloody Brain: Why do you refer to me as The Bloody Brain? ME: That’s a difficult one. It started very close to the beginning, certainly before the surgeries. Was it something that came up in a conversation with Cindy? It started as a joke. I guess it just stuck. BB: Come on! Let’s be honest, … Read more

Gulp

I just sent off a package to Dr. Spetzler at the Barrow Neurological Institute, in Phoenix, Arizona, where I had my brain surgeries. As I handed it in at the post office, I gulped. I remember the last time I sent a similar package to Dr. Spetzler. It was in June 2007. It held a … Read more

Service Dog

Since the bleeds, in some ways, reality is confined to the here and now. If all is well now, I’m fine, I’ll always been fine. When Cindy first suggested that I get a service dog, I wasn’t sure what one could really do for me. I had no idea that a service dog could help … Read more