Thank You: Neuro Science

Had I never read The Brain That Changes Itself when I was in sixth grade I never would have known that overcoming my stroke and hemiplegia years down the road was a possibility. Each chapter of the book covers a different yet amazing recovery from various things. My sixth grade teacher thought I was crazy for trying to read something so complex at a young age and was convinced I could not understand a thing. This may come as a shock to some (that teacher included), but even though I was only eleven at the time, if I found a word I did not know and could not figure out on my own I used this magical thing called a dictionary.
That book was actually the first thing to ever capture my full attention fuelling me with a desire to learn more. If I had Never read this book I likely would not have agreed to a second brain surgery with a significantly higher risk factor. I knew that no matter what happened or how many years it took to recover that I could do it. Without neuro Science there wouldn’t be neurology or neuro surgeons. Yes I am still recovering from my stroke and hemiplegia forty-five months later and probably at least a few years more, but one day I will get there.

For those of you that are amazed by the attitude I have had throughout my recovery journey and would like to understand it I urge you to read this book. If nothing else I bet that you will gain a new perspective and quite possibly some inspiration to apply to other aspects of life. I’m thankful for the various levels of neuro Science because without them all I would still have seizures at least a couple of times a week and no quality of life. Yes daily activities are a struggle as I retrain my hand but it is a much better trade-off because one day I will be fully recovered.

Just a reminder other than the monthly colaberation pieces I write I am always looking for topics to write about for you guys, If there is anything you would like me write about leave me a comment and I will see what I can do.

If you want check out the other collaborators pieces and blogs:

Tajwar Fatma

Ipuna Black

Jane Love

Jothish Joseph

Barb Caffrey

Nicolle K

Ajibola Sunday

Sonyo Estavillo

Mylene Orillo

Camilla Motte


16 thoughts on “Thank You: Neuro Science

  1. I love your positive attitude. What a great book recommendation. The brain is an amazing and powerful organ. We still have some trials with Jy in comprehension and balance post the encephalitis and GBS. But we hope too (just like you) that he will fully recover one day. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Thank you for your book recommendation. I became fascinated with how the brain works when my niece suffered from encephalitis, acute inflammation of the brain. Now, I’m curious about this book and how it helped you with your stroke. I wish you all the best and take care always.

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