Hovering Over Rose

Seizure Mama and Rose

(THEN and NOW for Chapter 22:Safety During the Seizure Cycle)

There is no other way to describe our parenting style during those terrible months. It is hard to act relaxed when you are constantly on high alert, but we tried. We endured puzzled looks from strangers. Sometimes we got unsolicited advice. We learned to tolerate all this. It was part of the over-protective parent package. We were protecting Rose from injury, not public opinion.

I know this is a hard pill to swallow. Most folks mean well and are truly trying to help. Some advice is so ridiculous that taking it would be harmful. Our worst treatment suggestion came from a loaned book. It stated that we should hook up the patient to a car battery and shock him/her to kill the Ascaris lumbricoides (worm)larva that were clustering at the base of the brain and cutting off the oxygen supply.

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#Weekend Music Share *Mary Did You Know? feat. Chandler Moore & Lizzie Morgan*Must Listen* —

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I’m so glad you’ve joined me this week for another edition of Weekend Music Share. This is an awesome version of Mary did you know! I love it and can’t get enough of it.     Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to […]

#Weekend Music Share *Mary Did You Know? feat. Chandler Moore & Lizzie Morgan*Must Listen* —

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Trauma: The Road to Recovery

Don't Lose Hope

Some facts on recovery from trauma include:

1. We should never downplay the horror of trauma. Trauma is trauma, and its impact is profound … And life after trauma is absolutely awful.

2. Recovering from trauma is slow and difficult. Nothing works for everyone, or every type of trauma. There is no ‘one size fits all’.

3. It is worth trying different types of therapy. If the therapy you try doesn’t really seems to help, then try something else.

4. It is important that we have our story heard. We need to have our suffering witnessed and affirmed. We can’t suppress and hide that kind of intense pain forever.

5. Cognitive approaches are helpful on some level. They can help us to identify unhelpful false beliefs – like “I am worthless”; “I deserve to be rejected.” However, changing core beliefs is often very difficult.  

Thus…

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Updated Book Review *The Smart Girl’s Handbook by Scarlett V Clark —

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I was kindly gifted a copy of  The Smart Girls Handbook, How to Silence Self Doubt, Find Your Purpose, and Redefine the impossible by Welbeck Publishing which is a division of Trigger Publishing.  I wanted to update the post with a lovely message from Scarlet and to remind you what a great gift her book would […]

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