Inside my cerebrum

I have a brain tumor

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Inside my cerebrum | 1 comment

I have a brain tumor. I am convinced of it. How do I know. Well the signs and symptoms of course. For starters, I get headaches. Not all the time, but regularly enough and then you add the migraine with aura into the mix and that has to be an indication for tumor. There is also the weird numb pain I get in my left arm on occasion when I am stressed. This can not possibly be stress, MS, or a stroke. It can only be a tumor. A brain tumor. And then most recently the thing that has me utterly convinced is the runny nose. Yes, I said it. A runny nose. How could that possibly lead to a brain tumor?...

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Type O Personality

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Inside my cerebrum | 1 comment

After a grueling, near spontaneous combustion session of hot yoga I stand and revel in my success of finishing the class alive, uncharred, yet soaking wet. My own body extinguishing the rising internal flame with sweat. While standing at front desk, feeling refreshed after a cold shower, I wait to thank my instructor. I begin to put my shoes on and listen to one of the woman at the desk talking about how she has so many things she needs to do and how she never likes to be anything but busy. I chuckle to myself because I know she is a “kept” woman, and of course she has to say that. If I...

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Innocense lost and my two cents

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

After having re-furbed by my blog and made a commitment to myself to write more, I am at a loss for words. It is hard to find humor in the face of tragedy on the week anniversary of the Newtown massacre. As a mother, I am faced with the reality of this situation. I suppressed any emotion or response for the last few days, but it has bubbled to the surface. Maybe it was the reality I had to send my daughter back to school, or was it the constant media coverage of the shooting, or seeing the pictures of the kids that made it a reality. Maybe it was going to my daughter class to help prepare for...

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Take this, you’ll feel better.

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Take this, you’ll feel better.

So you don’t feel good? Need something to make yourself feel better? How about a nice blog about the funny things that happen in medicine? Take this blog, once daily, or more if you feel up to it, and you’ll start to feel the laughter seeping in, making you feel better.

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It happens to everyone

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Just about everyone who has every been on a surgery rotation has had this experience at one point or another. Most may, and will deny it. Really, why admit it? It’s rumored to be shameful mark on your caliber as a person and for fear of judgement by others, most keep the event secret. What is it you may ask? What could it be that would be so horrible as to not publicly account, yet so many experience? Why, fainting during surgery of course. Or near fainting as it would be in my case. This leads me to the story. It was not only my surgery rotation, but my first as a rotation of my third year...

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Comrade Barf

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Comrade Barf

“What faith were you brought up in?” “None. I’m atheist.” She looks at me like I am a dog with only three legs. “I feel so soooorry for you,” she says. I shrug. “I’m okay with it,” I reply. What follows is an hour long conversation where she, an elderly Mormon raised back east, tries to find common ground with me, a young atheist raised in the southwest. We are both human. That is the extent of our common ground. She tries desperately to convince me that Jesus had portended the arrival of more prophets. I gently remind her that I don’t believe in Jesus. She talks about...

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