Time in the Unknown

What is it?

I was born with this?

Imagine all the things I’ve done in life that should and could have caused a rupture 

New Orleans nights 

Good times 

Bad times

Accidents

Why was I spared of a rupture?

Were my blinding migraines a sign of one coming?

Migraines are ultimately what found it

Blinding migraines 

Severe nausea

Neurologist 

Brain MRI

EEGs

Vision tests

Neurosurgeon 

Anxiety  

Cerebral angiogram while awake

Finds an allergy to painkillers

Severe vomiting 

Level 3 AVM 

Left occipital lobe 

Embolization’s  

Possible craniotomy 

Craniotomy???

Severe anxiety

What the hell is an embolization?

Awake again?

Minimal sedation

Severe pain

Onyx 

Someone inside your brain

With wires

Must speak to ensure minimal damage

Damage?

Loss of sight 

Right visual field 

What does this all mean again?

ICU sleepovers

Is this worth it?

I miss my dog

I miss my life 

Did I mention anxiety?

Loss of friends 

Loss of family

People don’t understand

Comprehend  

This is the brain

What controls your entire body

Good friends 

New friends 

Unexpected support

Craniotomy

Living will

Terrified Mike

Severe levels of anxiety 

Panic attacks 

Will I die?

Dying is easy

Compared to a life of damage 

Right?

Happy new year 

Final embolization 

Eight hour surgery

You get to sleep through surgery

Big win

I get to keep my hair

Huge win

Wake up 

Unaware

Where is Belle?

Neuro ICU 

Panic attacks 

Nurses

Brain pain

Staples

Shitty food 

Fiancé

Dad

Home 

Our beautiful home

Wait

Where is my face?

I can’t see half of anything

Where is my hand?

The room? 

Right visual field makes sense now

Loss of ability to drive 

Work

Take care of myself 

But I am here

I am here to see my fiancé again

My dog 

My dad 

Surrounded by those who care  

Thank you doctor Imbarrato

Thank you Mike 

This was all a dream

Compared to the alternative

“At the end of the day the relentless always win”-311 

 

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