December 10th was my one-year cranioversary! One entire year since surgery! What!? What a year it has been. I flew to Charleston for my one year post op visit. Exactly one year after the day of brain surgery, I got to visit one of the beaches that we went to last year. Only it was different this time. Such a bittersweet moment. Emotions hadn’t gotten to me until I stood at the water’s edge and reflected on what this last year has taught me and how much things have changed. I cried. Ugly cried. But it felt fantastic. I shed my pain and sent my salty tears back home to the ocean. I’m healing. Of course I spread free art and awareness all along my trip. Everywhere I went someone learned what a Pineal Tumor is and how serious they can be. Crazy how strangers understand more than most medical professionals. My appointment went well. No new growth had shown up. I still have a few lingering issues: brain fatigue, vision issues, some tremors, hardware pain and loose screw (literally). But it is to be expected and, overall, I stronger and healthier. I’m making progress every day. Even on the days I feel like I have slid backwards and just can’t. I’m learning how to embrace my new self. Progress not perfection is the name of the game. I’m excited to see what this next year brings.
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I lived much of my life confused, feeling like I didn't fit in, and trying to be "good enough". I got sick for 5 years and found out finally that I had a brain tumor. I had surgery in December of 2018 to remove the tumor from the geographic center of my brain. I lived most of my life afraid and trying to be someone else. I survived and beat a brain tumor. I am done being afraid. I like to create beautiful, unique things. I take phots from interesting angles and like to play with it digitally. I like to write. I like to paint. I like to create other pieces of art. I am going to live my fullest life. Life is a journey. Art is my guide. Come along! View all posts by From The Mind of Moey