09-29-2007, 01:33 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Originally Posted by Andrew Brunelle
Hey, I am also a brain tumor (cancer) survivor. I had some eye damage as well, but at the age of 21, I got my driver's license. It was not easy and it is still difficult to drive, but I proved I could do it. I finally came to realize that part of me was limiting myself. I thought I would never be able to drive, but you know, it turned out okay. My mind might not work perfect and I may not do everything right the first time, but I am happy. I was out of commission for over a year, unable to do anything except lay there. I had radiation treatments, three major surgeries (one that had 64 stitches in the back of my head). No matter how bad things get, you can always emerge on top in the end. Since then, I've really embraced my spiritual side and learned that in order to deal with things like this, like considering suicide, we need to take on a more spiritual perspective. I have many people to thank for this. Steve Pavlina started me on this track and he is still a big influence. Just allow yourself to be, accept yourself for who you are. If you want to improve, go ahead. If not, you don't have to. Just accept yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Move on from there.
An inspiring story, Andrew. Thank you for sharing that with us.