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curlypearl 10-05-2013 10:26 PM

4 years ago today I had brain surgery
I'm here!!! My brain is still working (in a manner of speaking). Despite what one horrible, sarcastic and intimidating dr predicted...

I'm not tripping, falling, and weaving like a drunk, in fact my balance is excellent and I can walk, run, jump.

I don't have a breathing tube in my throat - I breathe just fine thank you.

I am not eating gray mush through a tube in my stomach. Had some pineapple mango salsa, roast chicken and pistachio ice cream today, among other things.

Thank you to the brilliant, compassionate dr. who said "not on my watch - I'm not going to let those things happen to you" and thanks to everyone who helped me recover - including all my friends who kept me company when I couldn't speak.

To everyone who is suffering, I send the warmest, most heartfelt e-vibes that your situation improves!!!!!

L'Chaim - to life! Have a treat tomorrow - just for me and enjoy - enjoy - enjoy !!!!! :blob8::icescream::thumright::wave::coffee2::sunny ::toothy4:

Eilonwy 10-05-2013 10:32 PM


jeepcurlygurl 10-05-2013 10:55 PM

Wow, it doesn't seem like it's been 4 years already! Happy anniversary!

curlypearl 10-05-2013 11:25 PM

Thanks, Jeepy and Eilonwy! The anniversaries of my operation are more important to me than my birthday. The entire experience was the most significant of my life because it changed me so profoundly. I suppose it's like going through a war.

{{{Eilonwy & Jeepy}}}

asugirl 10-05-2013 11:40 PM

I can't believe it either! I remember your posts - congratulations on persevering and good health to you in the future!!!

I'm feeling my age in that my daughter went on her first date tonight to her junior year homecoming dance. Viva youth and don't we feel old :)

curlypearl 10-05-2013 11:58 PM

Thanks, asugirl! I hope your daughter had fun, but you are still in the running! You have a youthful vibe.:sunny:

Jess the Mess 10-06-2013 12:15 AM

Congrats CP!!!

reeni 10-06-2013 12:32 AM

You are an inspiration and role model for all of us. You have such a wonderful attitude about life that you've made me a better person. Thank-you for being you, and congratulations on your fourth birthday:occasion7::angel7:!!

Starmie 10-06-2013 10:22 AM

I'm another that can't believe it's been four years already. I'm so glad you were able to prove that unpleasant doctor wrong.
May your good health continue. Congratulations!

SaMmIe10 10-06-2013 10:33 AM

Wow, I am new here so didn't know about this but just wanted to say that you sound like an amazing person. Congratulations!

PerriP 10-06-2013 10:35 AM

What a fantastic thing to celebrate! So thankful for your healing

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bringingcurliesback? 10-06-2013 10:37 AM

Blessings to you! How time flies 4 whole years. Congratulations ;)

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ElizabethFaith 10-06-2013 12:35 PM

Curlypearl, it's also a 4 year anniversary for me. 4 years ago I had back surgery, and despite all of the possible future risks (paralysis, losing screws in my spine, to name a few), I've recovered fully. I'm glad that you've made a full recovery, and wish you the best!!! :)

lucyprimrose 10-06-2013 01:51 PM

Congratulations, and thank you for sharing with us. I was not on the board 4 years ago, but I am so happy you are well and the doomful predictions were not right. It is so interesting that you say the transformation was so great that it is more significant in a way than your birthday.

Glad to hear you came through your op well too Elizabeth Faith. Very very scary stuff.

curlypearl 10-06-2013 02:08 PM

Oh, these responses brought tears to my eyes. Thank you all so much!!!

I am very touched by what everyone said. :love6:

OBB 10-06-2013 02:26 PM

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CONGRATULATIONS Curlypearl!!! heres to another 40 years :blob8:

journotraveler 10-06-2013 02:33 PM

Congratulations! :blob8:

asugirl 10-06-2013 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by OBB (Post 2213979)
CONGRATULATIONS Curlypearl!!! heres to another 40 years :blob8:

OBB - that is one highly creative celebratory image - you are a trip - isn't he Curlypearl? ;)

curlypearl 10-06-2013 08:17 PM

Yup. OBB is unique. :laughing3:

Oh my goodness, I just clicked on that picture - eeekkk! I'm laughing, and freaked out at the same time.

Fifi.G 10-07-2013 12:31 AM

Congrats, CP! I am glad that I have gotten the chance to know you, and that you had a doctor who said not on my watch!

I know you had a lot to do with it, too. ;) I witnessed a good childhood friend go through a few brain surgeries after a car accident. I heard the dire predictions, and I saw him defy every one of them to the very best of his ability. He had help and guidance along the way, but he did the heavy lifting.

So again, congratulations to you!

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