Are you one who makes your own abbreviations for words you find difficult to spell or those that are really long? For instance, ‘E’ is the letter I type instead of encephalitis, the word used most often to describe the illness I had years ago. (*1) Continue reading “How Sadness Showed Me God’s Presence”
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten. —Marie Antoinette
Memories. Memories can be tough sometimes. Sure, everyone has things here and there they don’t remember. But for me, I only had things here and there I DID remember when I walked into that new hospital to help me recuperate after being hit with encephalitis.Continue reading “Unforgettable Forgettable Pictures”
That same day I ‘woke-up,’ or the day after, in walked someone new.
“Marianne,” one of the doctors said, “someone’s here whom you knew before you got sick.” In walked this man.
Who is he? He’s not dressed like everyone else here. He . . . he sort of looks familiar, whoever he is.
“Marianne, this is your husband, Chris.” Continue reading “Meet For The First Time . . . Again -part 2”
It’s now time to share a few facts about the illness that unexpectedly showed up that one December day twenty-eight years ago.
Technically, it’s a combination of two types.
1) Meningitis: infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord
2) Encephalomyelitis: infection of the brain and spinal cord
Continue reading “Meet For The First Time . . . Again – part 1”