Entry Four- Hats

When I was sick with cancer as a child I lost my hair due to chemotherapy. I had a hat. I think my Aunt Janet had given me this hat. For whatever reason it was the only hat I wore for months until my hair grew back. It was literally my security blanket. When peopleContinue reading “Entry Four- Hats”

Entry Three- Olivia

After we were discharged from the hospital (the first time) we were introduced to soooo many new people; Nurse Case Manager, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist, Deaf and hard of hearing Teacher, Blind Low Vision Therapist and a Dietician. We were overwhelmed with appointments. But I know that early intervention is really important and IContinue reading “Entry Three- Olivia”

Entry Two- “Welcome to Holland”

I had not heard of this famous poem “Welcome to Holland” prior to my social worker introducing it to me. She prefaced by saying “this poem may or may not speak to you” but I think you should read it. I read it, and it spoke to me. It is a poem written by aContinue reading “Entry Two- “Welcome to Holland””

Entry One- Where to start?

Everyone’s story is so different. Everyone’s journey is unique. I think that for you to fully understand why I made the decisions I did along the way, it is important for me to start at the beginning of my story. My story is long (like most I am sure) and I don’t want to boreContinue reading “Entry One- Where to start?”