Category Archives: Identity

Questions, Confusion, Fear, Discovery

Chapter Nine Questions, Confusion, Fear, Discovery           The ride home with Mom was spent in painful silence, but in my head were shouts of fear, anger, confusion and uncertainty.  I sobbed most of the way home.  It was new kind … Continue reading

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The Final Diagnosis

Chapter 7 THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS           Up to this point from previous blogs you already know what happened:  The fall, the drive to the clinic, the bouncing and blurry, the feeling of outer space, and a place of fear unlike … Continue reading

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Pills, Hope, and a Frightening Discovery

Chapter Five Pills, Hope and a Frightening Discovery I looked to the meclizine in hope it would take everything away.  I faithfully took each pill as instructed in anticipation that my sense of knowing where I was in space would … Continue reading

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Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised

Chapter Two Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised On my butt I bounced down the stairs hanging on to the railing and sliding my other hand on the opposite wall, the only lifelines I could find.  I … Continue reading

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Address It, Express It and Silence It

           How many times have we sat and let painful thought take us away from the very moment we are in.  How many times do we allow those thoughts to remove us from the present of what is right in … Continue reading

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Embrace the Shake?

            So, I’ve gotten a bit off track from sharing my story as I originally intended when I began writing this blog.  But then again, have I?  I may have “jumped the fence” to the present day but I believe … Continue reading

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“I Will if You Will”…. Keeping with Present Day

Not long ago my friend Shelley Peterman-Schwarz called me.   Shelley called to check on how I was doing and I was anxious to learn how she was doing.  Turned out our hearts needed to talk with each other and we … Continue reading

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