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One of the things that I've always found interesting about my accident are the circumstances by which I survived. People would probably think if I had been driving my old car (a 2006 Ford Focus) I would have been better off, but I actually would've been killed. Probably sounds strange, but that's because when my car flipped over I was able to bend; an airbag would've pinned me upright/the older car (a 1987 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser) was made of stronger materials (like steel instead of aluminum). Under slightly different circumstances, I think I might've crushed my skull.

You're probably looking at this with disbelief. You're probably looking at the outcome, at flop, and wondering how I got to post-stroke floppiness. It kinda sounds like I should've been fine. The really messed-up part is that I should have been okay, but someone got complacent and cut corners and basically let me have a stroke. Apparently someone did say something (one of the scans was fuzzy so they suggested taking another one) but it got ignored because some doctor got cocky.

One thing thing that's always gotten me is something my mother's been saying for basically my entire life: "Good enough" isn't. It INFURIATES me that "good enough" was "good enough" for Doctor what's-his-face (I know his name, I just don't know how to spell it). Even if he was punished for what happened, he still gets to keep walking around and somesuch. I don't necessarily wish ill will on him or whatever, but I certainly don't wish him well.

Anyway, I've accomplished more than they ever thought I would. I got off the ventilator when they said I wouldn't, went home when they said I wouldn't (after making it as hard as possible for my mother) and have lived longer than they thought I would (I think the original estimate was 23/24. I'm 26).

And I'm just getting started.
More front Opposing Views:
People are demanding TLC pull "19 Kids and Counting" after the parents posted some "anti-gay" remarks online: "God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a man and woman for a lifetime. God loves marriage and marriage is where romance belongs!"

Before anybody jumps on my case: the title is meant to be sarcastic because it seems like you can't say/do anything without offending SOMEBODY. I fully support LGBTQ rights (what does the Q stand for?)

OK, before people jump on their proverbial high horses, remember that a) they're pretty die-hard Christians and b) FREEDOM of speech/expression. That's not an excuse or anything, but people seem to forget that it goes both ways. For example: You can't have something like Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech without allowing whatever bullshit the KKK wants to spew.

Honestly I'm more confused by the line "marriage is where romance belongs". I have been in love and all that jazz but I've never been married... Also, if romance apparently only belongs in marriage, how do you woo the person you might someday marry? I think I'll take my relationship advice from someone who ISN'T basically a walking incubator...
Flop sucks, but joking about it makes it a little easier to handle. Nobody makes more fun of me than me. I kinda need to make fun of myself sometimes to make flop seem  not so crappy.

One of my favorites is that, when this all started, I was sour cream and chives away from a baked potato. And that isn't really an exaggeration: I had a straw-like thing in my head and my memory would reset every few minutes. Though my sense of humour stayed in tact; someone wrapped a baked potato in a paper towel which caught fire in the microwave. Said microwave was by the BURN ward. Imagine laying in the burn ward and smelling something burning. I know I'm probably a terrible person for finding that funny...
From Facebook:
"ATHIESM The knowledge that: ghosts don't exist, death is final, good/evil is relative, consciousness requires a brain."

Even though I'm an athiest, I actually found this very offensive (I suppose mostly because of the word "knowledge"). Athiesm isn't knowledge because, like any other belief, it's an educated guess. I *think* death is final, but I don't know. Nobody does.

Oh and fyi: consciousness doesn't necessarily require a brain: jellyfish (seem) conscious, but don't have brains per se. Their "brains" are just bundles of nerve fibers.
Interstellar's totally awesome! The physics are legitimate too which equals more awesome.


Sara Baker
United States
I was in a car accident a few years ago, had a stroke and now I have something called Locked-in Syndrome:…

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Kajm Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You have a TON of interesting articles going on there.
GloryAngel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Why thank you :)
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Writer
:D:D B-Day! :party: Hope you have a fun one & that this year will be your best yet... :heart:
914four Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday Sara! :party:
VenusTheInsaneOne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Happy Birthday :heart:
Thanks for the fav!
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the faves :D
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
:XD: Thanks for the fav... :heart:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for joining our group. Feel free to make your voice heard at any time.
GloryAngel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
My memory's shot- which group was that?
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