Home Featured Five Life Lessons From a Brain Tumor that Could Have Killed Me

Five Life Lessons From a Brain Tumor that Could Have Killed Me

0
Five Life Lessons From a Brain Tumor that Could Have Killed Me


“Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.” ~Danielle Orner

I was slumped against a wall at Oxford Circus Station early one Sunday evening when an irritated male voice suddenly barked, “MOVE!”

Moments before, I lost my vision.

Without conscious thought, I muttered, “RUDE!” and staggered off without clearly seeing where I was going.

It was only months later, on retracing my steps at Oxford Circus, that I realized I’d been blocking his view of some street art.

I’d allowed a guy to bully me out of the way while in a vulnerable state so that he could take a picture for social media.

Lesson 1 – Not all disabilities are visible

We cannot always know the feelings of another person. It is not always easy to see the effects of mental health, chronic pain, or disabilities. If we can come from a place where we don’t know and are patient with others, we open up to possibilities that may not be within our reach.

Minutes prior, I’d stepped off an underground train and onto an upward escalator. The pain felt like a bullet hitting my right temple. It took my breathe away, and everything became black. It was so intense that I thought I might faint.

Desperately, I…



Continue reading…