Finding Inner Quiet

Finding Inner Quiet

My sister finds me sitting in the shower, crying.  The amnesia has unhinged me. How did I get here, what day is it, how long have I been here? As the hot water runs out, I try to connect the dots of reality. I know I am here, alive, breathing, but that’s all I know....
Laser Buddies – Healing Together

Laser Buddies – Healing Together

Surviving intensive laser treatment in Adelaide, hopeful I was on the mend but no one could tell me how long it would take for the inflammation to drain from my brain. The brain’s lymphatic system only works during deep sleep, and I wasn’t getting much of that because...
My Letter to God

My Letter to God

Intensive laser therapy in Adelaide was the beginning of my recovery from brain inflammation, while we were all excited about my positive response to the treatment, the clinicians cautiously suggested a few more months of laser at the Sydney clinic. Everyday the laser...
It’s All In Your Head Part 4 of 4

It’s All In Your Head Part 4 of 4

This blog is part of a series of 4. Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here I kept searching, searching, searching, reading medical journals even though my brain hurts constantly from the cognitive struggle until I find someone who will listen. I had to go...
It’s All in Your Head Part 3 of 4

It’s All in Your Head Part 3 of 4

This blog is part of a series of 4 Read part 1 here Read part 2 here It’s been six months since the heatstroke and still I have no answers, I haven’t found anyone to help me. My trip to hospital ruled out some nasty brain diseases and infections but still I have a...
It’s All In Your Head Part 2 of 4

It’s All In Your Head Part 2 of 4

This blog is part of a series of 4. Part 1 of this blog here I had raced in hotter, humider, longer, less water, same race so why this time did I get heatstroke? Will I find someone to believe me? I think maybe I have an infection on my brain, or a brain tumour or...
It’s All In Your Head Part 1 of 4

It’s All In Your Head Part 1 of 4

At the height of summer, I raced standard distance triathlon race on the Gold Coast, happy to share event with my sistas, the three Sarah’s and Steph. Dr Sarah, Coach Sarah and Steph “from Brisbane, not really Brisbane cause she’s too far north” I love seeing happy...
Memory Bank Appeal

Memory Bank Appeal

On New Years Eve, I tried something new and joined a meditation workshop at my local yoga centre. The workshop was about releasing the old and welcoming in the new. After the year I’ve had, I felt there was much to let go of, discard to make way for lots more good on...
Waking Up the Brain In the Kitchen

Waking Up the Brain In the Kitchen

It wasn’t long after the heatstroke, I noticed my left hand became dominate when all my life I’d been right handed. Eating, drinking tea, brushing teeth, hair was now all done with my left hand. Later I found out, the inflammation had stunned the neurons in the left...
Memory Loss

Memory Loss

It still feels like January 14 2018 to me – the day of my last triathlon and when I got heatstroke.I’ve lost the sense of who I am because the inflammation has unwired the memory centre of my brain. I feel like I’ve had all the cords cut in head, random thoughts...