Guest Firefly Posted April 13, 2007 Share Posted April 13, 2007 Hi, I am Tricia / Firefly. I will be 47 tomorrow , I was born on Easter. It is nice to meet you all!! I was a firefighter for 5 1/2 years before my "Annie". My husband has been on the Dept. 34 years and is a LT. (He is my hero!) He works full time for an ambulance district now, so I would have insurance. Good thing, I had my Rupture 3 months after I got coverage!! Ironic??? I miss being a firefighter so much!! It was pretty much my life 24-7 before the "Annie"!!! I pray that I will be able to return in some form soon!! This has definately change my life forever!! I had a ruptured 4mm aneurysm on my left side, next to my optical artery & comm. arteries. It happed the last day of June '05, but I didn't have surgeries for repair until Sept. & Oct. 05. I had complications due to lack of immediate attention. Plus, I threw a clot during the stenting. Lucky to be here!! Thankful to be here! No matter how hard it is sometimes!! Long story, shory : I went to the ER 3 times and to 3 Dr.s before they figured it out?? They didn't see the rupture I finally found my own NS and Family Practioner who deals with "Vascular" patients, like heart and strokes... I just had my "2" year angiogram check up on 3/6/05 and it came back good!! I am on several meds. too. I still have a long recovery and many obsticles to overcome! I have severe headaches, light sensitivity, coordination and perception problems. I have terrible short term memory & cognitive problems. I am still working on my speech, which has improved a lot accept on bad days. I don't even remember the first 6 months or so I am still battling insomnia and fatigue!! I am a mess, but at least I still have my sence of humor!! Bernie and I love to razz each other!!! We are best friends!! I am trying to get as much deep sleep as I can! I do all of the memory games, Nintendo's - "Brain Memeory Games", scrabble, word circle books, typing and playing games. I write a lot of poetry / songs a lot about "Annie's"... I try to stay as active as I can, but have a long way to go! Been trying to get some spring cleaning done, but I don't know what happened to spring?? I want flowers!! I put my faith in God and know he kept me here for a reason and hope he will guide me to what is next? Besides firefighting, we like to arrowhead hunt, go to our property in the middle of no where. We like to do as much together as poss., work on the house... We will be married 20 years this month! We are still best friends & love to spend time together!! We have no children, just a 16 year old dog. Last of 3 and they all passed of old age too. I just took in a 5 year old, spayed, cat. It was his sisters who lives next door. It was staying out here most of the time anyway. I had to have my 22 year old cat put to sleep about 6 months ago. I have always had cats, all of my life!! They are funny!! I swore I wasn't going to get anymore!! I couldn't take not having one, so I started to let this one in to see how it would work. Now she is a big fat spoiled brat!!! I am trying to make her a full time inside cat, but it is going to take some time. She is on my bed most of the time now!! We love animals and live in a rural area. We garden... I have been pretty much homebound until recently, I have made myself go do things!! I usually pay for it later!! I am still not ready for "the real world"!! Crowds are really hard for me!! Bernie, my sis, family & friends have taken very good care of me!!! I am very lucky and feel very blessed to be alive! I try to live each day to the fullest and the best I can, one day at a time!! I am going to try to read stories and get caught up on the members. But, my memory is so bad I prob. won't be able to remember?? Please have patience with me??? Take care and I will remember you all in my prayers!! Tricia / Firefly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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