1st February is one for those days that marks something big for me. This time 5 years ago I was not long out of brain surgery and had a new hole in my head. Yes, you read right. My story can be read here.
This year this anniversary hasn’t meant so much, I suppose I have moved on . I have taken up walking and it has made a difference to my health and being strong seems to have benefited me. I also feel stronger mentally, and life is good.
I have residual damage in my spine and down my right side and this is controlled with medication. This does not have any bearing on my everyday life. I have been signed off from my neurologists care, it was thought there were issues and I recently had an MRI. When I met with my neurologist I was delighted to learn it was sinus problems and not brain problems.
This experience did change me and recovery didn’t just happen. I do feel proud of myself and of who I have become. It wasn’t a quick journey and I will never forget the day I first walked to the mail box at the end of the drive on my own.
Thanks for reading.