Tongue -Tied and Twisted: Are Our Brains Shrinking? - Page 3
We were late to school that day. There was a big hullabaloo and the office called my mother to ask if she sent me to school with a big bump on my head. She came down and asked me if I wanted to go home. But everyone was being so nice and, in housekeeping, they appointed ME the mother, not the step-sister or the family pigeon. I was a rock star with a swollen head. I was getting ready to ride the highway. So I stayed. I could have had a concussion, and I wouldn’t have cared. Later that year I did get mono and was forced to leave for weeks only to come back and have to climb the social ladder all over again. Yes, it's true. Everything you need to know, you learn in kindergarten.
Here’s the question I struggle with: Is it possible I had some sort of PTSD post traumatic stress disorder/head trauma all these years that has caused me to act this way? I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. But in the years that followed, I can only tell you there are many more stories like the karaoke one. Sometimes I think I have serious problems and need an MRI. What if I have a brain tumor? The very sad thing is that we have had brain tumors in my family. It affected us deeply. And, I have kids. And I’m petrified of death because of them. I don’t want to know if I am dying. So, for now maybe I will blame it on age. Although age does lead to death… But at least that’s the natural way and that’s something I can live with. And, if I can turn all this around by walking, like the article stated, I’ll do it. But not before I get a pedicure.