Given that I’ve been writing here for a while now, it only seems natural that I should share a little more about me than just the pregnancy stuff. After all, I lived 28 crazy years before getting knocked up, so trust me, there is plenty to share.
I know some of you will be disappointed, but only about half of it is embarrassing. To be fair, I’ve overshared enough here now that I think my embarrassment bone is broken.
I’m sure that some of these aren’t a big surprise to all of you, but they’re definitely 25 things that the average person doesn’t know about me. Or that they don’t want to know about me. It’s hard to say.
1. I had brain surgery
This is probably the least surprising to the most of you, but in 2007, I had surgery on my brain and cervical spine. I have a condition known as Chiari Malformation, the easiest explanation of which is that my skull/brain were not formed exactly right, so there wasn't enough room in my skull for the lowest part of the brain. At some point before the age of 22, my brain herniated into my spinal canal. We found it when I began having a series of vision, balance and strength issues, plus a slew of absolutely horrible headaches. Since my surgery things have been far from rosy, but I'm always well aware that they could be way worse.
Now you know 25 completely unnecessary, somewhat embarrassing facts about me. I feel so much closer to you already.
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