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Sarah's first week back to work

Sarah Returned Early From Medical Leave – Was It The Right Choice? [VIDEO]

Usually, when someone gives you 12 weeks of medical leave, you take it.  Not me!  I decided I was tough enough to return to work 6 weeks early.  This week was my first week back on the Morning Buzz with B98.5.  Now, I'm checking in with myself to see if it was actually the right choice and if I should take some more time.  At the end of the day, my health and well-being comes first.  

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Category: B98.5, Health, Morning Buzz
National Doctors Day
Dr. Bolognese courtesy of chiarinsc.com

Sarah Thanks The One Who Changed Her Life On National Doctor Day

Just like teachers, many doctors come into and out of your life.  Some are just a hiccup through your journey and some change your life and leave a lasting impression.   I have had a handful of doctors that have put me on the right path and helped me on so many levels...especially as someone who used to suffer from debilitating anxiety.   So many deserve recognition. ..but this isn't the Academy Awards and I can't mention everyone.  But today, on National Doctor Day, I want to take the opportunity to thank the doctor who helped me conquer chiari!

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Category: Health, Lifestyle, Offbeat
Connor's Easter Egg Hunt

Sarah’s Teenagers Give Connor An Easter Egg Hunt [VIDEO]

As a mom, I couldn't be prouder.  Every year, the 'Easter Bunny' does a late night egg hunt for those too cool teenage boys, Sawyer & Dustin.  Well, this year, those teenagers showed me just how 'too cool' they really are.  This year, these two incredible kids asked if they could give their egg hunt to Connor and his sister, Natalee.

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Spectrum Generations Looking for Vets and Caregivers for Respite Care Program

Spectrum Generations in Waterville has a new program to help veterans that is called ‘Legacy Corps’. It helps veterans and their families with a respite care program.

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Video Update From Sarah On Her Progress And Return [VIDEO ]

This week makes it 3 weeks since I underwent 10 1/2 hours to have a posterior fossa decompression and a craniocervical fusion.   Big words equals big surgery.  In layman's terms, basically. ..I was losing my mind and getting my head screwed on straight.   Yea, I know.  It's really a real thing.  So, how exactly am I doing?

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Conquer Chiari
Conquer Chiari Walk Across America - Central Maine

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Is Coming To Central Maine

I'm truly amazed at the amount of people who have contacted me since I started sharing my journey with Chiari Malformation.  So, since I am out of work, I have decided to take this opportunity to organize the national Conquer Chiari Walk Acros America and bring it to Central Maine.

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Sarah 2 weeks

Happy 2 Week Zipperversary Sarah!

 

I can't believe two weeks ago I was in the OR getting unzipped!  Time flies!  I have nothing to compare it to, but I think for someone who just had brain surgery and her neck fused....I think I'm doing pretty darn fantastic!!  Pain is minimal and the worst part is that I'm ansy. I'm ready to get back to my normal routine...however, my body isn't.  

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Connor

Today Connor Conquers Chiari

It's amazing how you've never heard of a disease, like Chiari Malformation,  and then suddenly two members of our community are battling it.  Kind of like buying a car....you've never seen one then it appears everyone has one.  As I write this, I can't believe it was 12 days ago that I underwent a 10 1/2 hour procedure to conquer my own battle with chiari.

Recovery is long, but I'm doing really good.  My energy has returned.   My pressure headaches are gone.  Only 'bad' things I'm dealing with are: numb tongue, numb right thumb, hiccups whenever I eat or drink & very painful hips (associated with EDS).

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Zika Virus Confirmed In Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control has announced that there is a confirmed case of the Zika virus in Maine.

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Chiari Malformation

Comedy Night With Krazy Jake To Benefit Connor’s Fight With Chiari

I'm sure you've seen me use the term 'chiari' during the past year.  If not, let me briefly tell you about it.  Chiari Malformation (pronounced: Key R ee) ...in layman's terms...is when your brain falls below your skull into your spinal column.  To say it hurts is an understatement.  I've birthed 4 children without pain meds...that 'hurt'.  Chiari is 10 steps above 'hurt'.  I know, because, I have chiari and so does my fellow Chiari Warrior, Connor.

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