Many Hats of Kelley M Likes
The beauty in nature.
A little about me...November 2018, I woke up extremely dizzy. I thought I had carbon monoxide poisoning. After a few hours of things not getting better, the entire right side of my body went numb and I was taken to the hospital.
On the way to the hospital, I stopped breathing. I could feel myself dying. Then I heard my daughter say, "Breathe in, breathe out," and I listened.
After hours in the hospital, the doctor came in and said, "Well good news, it isn't carbon monoxide poisoning. You had a mini-stroke, but it didn't cause visible brain damage and you have a brain tumor. Do you have any questions?"
We had lots of them. We found out, "slow-growing, non-cancerous, operable," were all good words. For months, I didn't do much except wait...referrals, specialists, and more doctors to see.
I struggled every day with memory issues and processing information. I slowed down a lot. I guess Heavenly Father wanted me to focus on the things which are truly important. I spent more time with my family.
I sat and pondered things. Not because I wanted to, but because it's all I was really able to do. Days flew by and I'm not sure I did much.
I still tried to write, but it was hard. I took naps often. Some days my brain just stopped and so did I.
In 2020, I discovered Bright Line Eating. My body began to heal, my mind began to clear. In 2022, I started writing again.
My tumor is still there. It rests on my optic and ear nerves. Which means my vision is wonky and my balance is not balanced. I have days when I'm too dizzy to do anything except sleep, but I'm still here. Still writing, still working, still hoping and dreaming.
I'm working full-time at my day job and am still trying to make Likes Skincare a household name...it truly is an amazing product.
I love my family. I am grateful for all the slack they pick up. I'm grateful for all the love they give. I'm grateful to still be here. I'm grateful I listened to the voice of my daughter and breathed in.
There are many things I like to do, but this is who I am...
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