Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Road Back to Walking

I'm so psyched. Today I was finally able to walk to work again and it felt great.

As you may or may not know I had a "fun" little stint with some medical problems the beginning of the year (yeah, nice welcome from 2011 to yours truly)... mysterious head pain that lasted months, then after diagnosed as a brain tumor chose to still cause pain. Yeah, yeah, I know. I assumed that when you figured out what it was you could fix it. Which, technically was true. They said I could either take medication until it worsened or I could have it cut out.

Nervous me decided the procrastination route via loads of medication until I could get the courage for surgery. Hey, I may play a hero in my own mind but in real life I'm a complete chicken. The idea of robot navigated "weapons" (they call them surgical devices but I'm skeptical) slicing anything let alone my skull and brain was enough to cause me to nearly pee my pants. But, my "problem" decided to take a life of its own and wigged out on me -- evilly turned on me without provocation -- sending me to the ER and then into surgery.

This was about two months ago now. After that wonderful event I had to heal. No big outer wounds, most was internal. My sensory system would overload. Walking along a busy road near schools and shopping centers was too much. (I barely handled business meetings that included more than 5 people there for a while.)

Today was a big feat...and a surprising boost for my writing. I realized most of my creative time happened during my walks to and from work. By the time I got to the office I had several plot hang ups worked out and I couldn't wait to get home and work on them.


  1. OMG!!! Brain tumor! I'm so glad you're okay...and well on your way to recovery! And take the scenic route whenever you can!!!

  2. I know the feeling, Amber. It's like suddenly being let out of prison. When I had my blood clot I got so tired of people telling me what I couldn't and could do. I remember well the day I was allowed to drive again. I didn't feel like driving, but at least I got the keys back and no longer had to ask someone to take me somewhere.

    I do my best plotting when I'm walking, too.

    So glad you're on the mend.


  3. ((HUGS)) Thanks TK. Trust me, I do now for sure.

    Toni, wow, a blood clot...that can be dangerous. I'm glad everything worked out well. ((HUGS))

  4. SO glad you are recovering well and the ideas are flowing!

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  6. Thank you Melisse! ((HUGS)) Glad to be back to full health.

  7. glad to hear you are up and about. A good walk can free up the mind & inspire! uredness