Category Archives: Chiari Malformation

Gold Nugget

One day, many years ago, a women who had not seen me for a while said to me, “OH MY GOD! What happened to make you grow so old so fast ?!” I was devastated – I felt like a … Continue reading

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Nothing Left To Prove

“I just pushed on through.” “I bucked up and got it done.” “I put a smile on my face and did it. I have said all of these things … many times … since my Chiari decompression surgery. This ‘logic’ … Continue reading

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My Teachers

I want to share this note as a way of saying “Thank You.” Thank you to “my teachers” – those who came into my life at just the right moment and showed me a better way to live life on … Continue reading

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Chiari Headache … What?!?

Hello … it’s me again. Trying to use my near death experience a few weeks ago to help others who live with Chiari each day. I also hope those who love them will recognize how very serious Chiari is and … Continue reading

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Follow-up On Chiari Attack

I want to share what many of us with Chiari go through when we have a set back – like my visit to ICU two weeks ago. When you have Chiari Malformation (The Weasel), there are many things you try … Continue reading

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Chiari Malformation Sneak Attack

I have had several days to think about how, or if, I wanted to share my health crisis of last week. I usually use humor or other upbeat ways to share how Chiari impacts my life. And I take my … Continue reading

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The Weasel

  The Weasel by Brenda Surin Do you understand it hurts me when you do not hear my pain How the loneliness envelopes me because I cry in vain I did not ask for Chiari it found me on its … Continue reading

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