In 2017, I was 37 years old when I suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm, also known as a hemorrhagic stroke. I spent a month in the Neuro-ICU and I’ve had four brain surgeries.

My triplets had just turned a year old when my rupture occurred. In addition to the triplets, I also have an older son.

I suspect the stress of the triplet pregnancy caused the aneurysm to form, but I’ll never know that for sure.

I suffer from chronic headaches, neuro fatigue, PTSD, depression and anxiety as a result of my brain injury.

I receive Botox injections every three months to help with the headaches. Here in the US, my abortive medication (medication taken to abort an active headache) is outrageously expensive. I hoard it and only use it when I’m working.

I work full time in healthcare.

I hope to bring awareness about brain aneurysms, brain injuries, PTSD, and the issues that face my children (prematurity, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, coarctation of the aorta, developmental delays).

Writing is therapy to me. I hope to help myself and others with this blog.