About Me: Female, 53, Eugene, OR, member since Dec 2014
I'm a survivor!! I found out I had a giant brain tumor out of the blue one day by accident so instead of celebrating turning 40 and the next stage of my life I had to have surgeries; 3 to be exact but that is a LONG story. I'm a mom of 3 great kids (and a grandson on th
[More]e way!!!), 2 who are grown and one pretty much on her way out the door :( My 17 yr old daughter was in a car accident almost 9 months ago and suffered a concussion that just doesn't want to go away. It has really taken its toll on both of us financially, emotionally and on her physically of course. My youngest son was struck by lightning 5 yrs ago a month to the day after my last brain surgery. He's alright for the most part considering it struck him in the head. To say I (we) have been through a lot in the last 7.5 yrs is an understatement of epic proportions, oh and did I mention my husband of 21 yrs left me for another woman 7 months after my 2nd surgery and 2 weeks before my birthday?? Fun times....
I stumbled across this site by accident but I am hoping I can find some answers or help with some of my problems and maybe possibly a support network and be able to talk to other people who understand what I have been through and still go through daily, or at least some of it. It would be REALLY great if there was anyone from my area, it would be nice to meet some new friends, God knows I am lacking in that area. I have serious anxiety issues getting out and meeting people ever since my lengthy stay in the hospital. Anything else you want to know about me you can probably find on my blog which I have seriously neglected for way too long due to illness and anxiety. Feel free to stop by and check it out at http://readin2this.wordpress.com/ just be aware I tend to swear A LOT at least when I write and I am really opinionated about certain things....if you stay away from the Twilight section you should be OK...Yes, God forbid I was a fan at some point; lets just say that was one of my guilty pleasures I wish I never had LOL :)
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