On March 6, 2018 I celebrated my 4th anniversary of my brain injuries.  I didn’t celebrate the first

Brain birthday ice cream with candles.

anniversary in 2015, because I still had double vision at the time.  Each year since then, I treat myself to a movie or dinner to celebrate surviving the experience. I’m not saying almost dying in the hospital after a shunt revision surgery wasn’t horrific, it was. I just try to reframe the memory, while not forgetting how upsetting it was for me. Anyone who survived a brain injury will probably tell you, it’s not an easy things to recover from. Recovery is different for everyone and can years.  It’s been four years and I still have effects from what happened to me such as: balance, pain and walking issues to name a few.