Welcome to our blog! I originally started this blog in November 2010 just prior to having a major brain surgery to remove a large bleeding cavernous angioma from a deep part of my brain. You can best understand the gravity of our experience by reading the first several entries.(Nov 2010-Dec 2010) I wrote the first one and my sweet, adoring husband, John, wrote the next several (while I was too sick to do much of anything) that documented surgery, immediate recovery, and our reaction to the surgery complication (stroke)that was revealed 2 days after surgery. This recovery process has been difficult but we are making it. We appreciate all the kind words of encouragement we have received and we would like to thank everyone that has participated in helping us along this difficult journey. Also, if you have any questions about my personal experience, please leave them as a comment or contact me directly at thankfulforeveryday@yahoo.com and I will respond although I am not a doctor and this is not a replacement for medical care or advise. Please ask a real professional, or probably several. :) I hope to be able to help at least one person along the challenging road of brain surgery and recovery.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I saw this on another survivor's blog. While his recovery is seemingly not a brain injury, to me the message is the same. HOPE is so powerful...don't let anyone put limits on your recovery. Your recovery is over when YOU say it is...That's it!! I love this video!
Warning: I don't know about all the falls he took...looks pretty dangerous to me, and the standing on his head...no way!!But his focus and determination are simply amazing!! 

Thanks to Barb for sharing it. She wrote an article,  http://www.communityadvocate.com/2012/06/18/i-was-just-thinking-about-disabilities ,and someone responded with the video. I had to share it and I can hardly wait to see the movie.http://www.inspiredthemovie.com


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I was just over on Angiomas Suck and watched it - his drive is incredible.

  2. Thanks for posting this powerful video!