Sheryl Crow Brain Tumor

I read a news article about Sheryl Crow and a benign tumor she has. I am not a fan of Sheryl Crow and I don't have a right to say what is or isn't true about her brain tumor; but I am living proof that just because science cannot clarify something, doesn't mean it isn't true.

I have half a brain and some physical disabilities. I was born that way. I am 35 years old. There is a bunch of liquid on the left side of my brain where brain mass should be. All my life, I have lived without the part of the brain that controls logical thinking and motor skills and have only had the part that controls artistic abilities and emotional thinking. It continues to baffle the medical and scientific worlds because of all that I can do, say and think on my own. I don't look disabled at all and I don't have mental illnesses or conditions. I have relatives who have known me my whole life who have never seen me in a situation where I need help, so they have told me they don't believe me that I am disabled. I never went to a special ed school and I graduated with a 3.0 GPA. I can do a lot on my own and it is not until I need help with something that it is noticeable I am indeed disabled, which makes it harder than how sensitive I am emotionally when people expect more from me than what I can do. I am intelligent and articulate, I am told.

I cannot button metal buttons but I can use chopsticks. I cannot lift a big bag of rice, but I can physically manhandle a man 3xs my weight. I can't walk up and down the stairs without the aid of sturdy railing and someone's hand, but I can when I wear boots. I can't catch a bouncy baby that bounces out of my arms but I have very strong muscles and grips that have passed numerous tests. Contrasts like that and more are what make me come alive with defiance of medical and scientific truths.

I am glad I defy the scientific odds and make the doctors and scientists baffled. Life exists outside of what medical and scientific worlds have discovered and just because they can't explain something, doesn't mean it isn't true. I would also hate to be their guinea pig too.
blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
36-40, F
Sep 11, 2012