Saturday, December 20, 2008

The best news EVER!!!!!!!!!!



I am okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After more tests, they've concluded that I have an abnormally large Arachnoid Granulation on the right side of my brain. I am not going to need brain surgery or die!!! Such a tremendous sigh of relief- contrary to the last few days spent between tests, crying and planning my living will (and death) with my husband (who was THE perfect husband the entire time).


Not fun.


So what does this mean to me and my health?
I'll live dammit!!! That's what the hell it means!!!! But we still don't know what caused my stroke, and why I suffer from some vision distortion in my left eye (maybe an after effect of the stroke itself) and why I get debilitating migraines. Something is wrong- but we will eventually exhaust every test until we find out what has happened and why. Once accomplished, I will beat the piss out of whatever it is.


Because I am strong like that.


When you face the things I have faced in the past few weeks (especially the last few days) you find out just what you are made of. Some people wince and cry in a corner; others get strong and tough. I am pleased to announce that I am the latter of the two. Don't get me wrong- I cried, but I was unafraid to face death. Really. I don't want to die...I was just far less afraid then I thought I would be.


I am alive and doing well (just call me Strokey McGee!!).



Now, to you all who have read my blog, written me and said prayers:
I love you all. Every damn one of you!!!!! A zillion thanks to those who have sent me positive thoughts. I felt them! I swear I did. You have made me feel like if I died, I had at least touched the lives of a few. And believe me, that means a lot when you reflect on your time spent here on earth. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are all such beautiful people. xoxo


Well now I'm all mushy, and that's a good time to say thanks again for the prayers....

It worked.


*the above photo is my new doll face Maya, She is a face 2/Tami from Realdoll. I took this photo the night before my MRI/MRA (I did it just in case I couldn't shoot a doll for awhile). Don't count me out just yet!!!

20 comments:

Crazyjose said...

That is great news! Everyone at TDF was worried for you and now breath easily now. We love and happy for you.

e-string said...

Wonderful! So happy for you. :)

Mahtek said...

This is great to hear!

And I'm glad that you continue to be pro-active in finding the cause and preventing future episodes.

And while you're looking, don't forget to keep doing the things that you love! Life is to be enjoyed!

Chip Willis said...

Awesome news!

Dave Levingston said...

I'm really so very pleased to read your good news. Hang in there.

MichaelV. said...

Good news, I'm very happy for you. Warmest best wishes.

theda said...

yay for not dying! i've been meaning to check in on you, but i figured you were otherwise occupied (duh). that and i suck. i think you deserve a celebratory twinkie. does that make me a bad influence?

James M Graham said...

Strokey

I love you.

Glad you are sticking around, as you gotta keep the bus from hitting me...

We've got a lot of work to do, my dear.

xoxo,
JMG

Poses said...

Oh, goodness. I'm so sorry to hear about this, but glad to learn that things are looking up- I feel my skull aching in sympathy (my car accident resulting in a head injury- not fun. My brain wants to give yours a hug).

Lucky B said...

"I will beat the piss out of whatever it is."

Best thing ever!
Happy to hear you doing better:)

Mihailo said...

I am glad to hear the good news about your health.
The world would be much poorer place without you.

I am also happy to hear Mr. Leigh was up to the job.
I almost gave up on him. :)

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!
or to be pc: Happy Holidays!

Kita St. Cyr said...

I'm so glad you're okay! I hope the new year holds nothing but health and joy for you :)

Tia said...

I never thought for a second that you were going to "die." I know things are still up in the air, but I also know how strong you are & that everything will be fine. I am so happy for you that you got this good news & you've at least put some of your fears at ease.
Now you can really enjoy your life, and your holidays!
I love you. *Hugs*

Lin said...

I love hearing good news. Have a great Christmas, Stacey!

Davecat said...

We knew you'd pull through this, Stacy! Just think, you'll be recounting your 'brush with death back in '08' to your grandkids one day. ;-)

Much love to you and yours over the holidays!

Wayne said...

I'm very relieved, thank you for not dying! I had a feeling you'd be all right. And it appears this has had a profound effect on your husband as well; perhaps he needed a "kick in the head" to make him realize how much you really matter. So I hope this is happiest of all Christmases after all!

Mucho Blessings,
Wayne

MDiva said...

I'm happy to hear it!

Mike said...

Holy shit that's awesome!! =) Glad to hear the great news.

Meagan Sample said...

yayyyy :)

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