I know a lot of you have been asking about me. And I appreciate it. I’ve been M.I.A. for good reason. Recently, I was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, a cancerous sarcoma, that caused my world to turn upside down in a matter of seconds. Who knows how strong you have to be until you are faced with so many life changing decisions.
On April 15, 2014 I had an unexplained stroke. Out of nowhere I was faced with slurred speech, facial drooping, and numbness in my right hand. This would be the first of three consecutive strokes and two brain surgeries over the next three months.
I was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in my brain. The tumor caused me to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). So I’m still the same Meechy! Just with some challenges.
In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose my hair, I had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. Now, after my second brain surgery on July 3, 2014, I am making drastic improvements with the help of physical, occupational and speech therapy and currently awaiting the next phase of my treatment—radiation and chemo therapy.
Through it all I am blessed. I am grateful for my faith because I couldn’t get through this without it. “Seek the Lord and His strength…remember his marvelous works that he hath done.”
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8
I hope that you will share in my recovery by following my story here on my blog for weekly updates. Please join my family, friends, fans and supporters in making this recovery a hopeful and encouraging experience. You all have followed my journey up until and I want to urge you to stay with me as I need all the encouragement and support I can get!
You can help support by donating here http://gfwd.at/1o5hSGK
You may send me notes and letters using this email address: GetWellMeechy@gmail.com
You may send tokens of sympathy or written letters to:
P.O. Box 286621
Chicago IL 60628
EVERY little bit counts. <3
Love you all,