I remember the morning of 9/11/01 well. I was at work and we heard about the 1st plane. My supervisor said " It's terrorists". I thought he was just being dramatic and that was was some kind of accident. When we found out the truth and I was home from work, my last f/t job, I called my family who lived in Manhattan. Everyone was fine. Then I spoke to my friend, my childhood friend, and she told me that two classmates we know were killed. They were working for Cantor Fitzgerald. And you know…Continue
Added by Beth Rosenthal on September 11, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
I have been on vacation this past week. Although wonderful, it is stirring up very sad feelings. I first went to Vermont and saw my cousin Sharon. Sharon was amazing to me when I had my surgery and radiation in 1987, when I was 11 yrs. old. She came to visit me in the hospital all the time, made me cookies, made my face up, etc. Sharon and I grew apart as she aged. Now she is married with two children. And I'm happy that she is loving life.
I also saw my childhood best friend in…
I've always enjoyed celebrating my mom. Not only is she the reason I'm living, but she is the reason that I willed myself to live. My trigeminal nueralgia pain was so unbearable that I easily could have jumped off of a bridge. However, knowing it might have emotionally crippled my mom is why I never did.
I remember when I was in my mid 20's thinking I had plenty of time to be a mother. I also thought that I never would want to adjust my pain medicine (which didn't manage the pain) for…Continue
I feel so grateful that my worst days are behind me. I should feel grateful that my surgery and radiation treatments are done, that I've managed with my left sided-weakness, deaf left ear and bad balance, and I survived trigeminal neuralgia pain without proper treatment for 12 years. Depending on my mood of the day I can feel relieved, thrilled, and sometimes grateful that I can finally focus on living. I never could truly focus on my future. You can't when you're in agonizing pain.…Continue