3 Ways Why Being The Best Might Not be the Best

I overheard my Son and a few of his teammates discuss what it was like to be on the soccer team they played on last year. This is the first year of elite soccer for them and a lot of them played against each other. After a long set of discovery sessions, they now are on the same team. They were talking about how they were the best on their team last year but it Read More …

Facial Issues With Your Acoustic Neuroma…Face to Face

You may experienced this prior to your surgery, after or beyond. For me it was a noticeable flattening of the crease line on the AN side of my face. That was the tumour stretching the facial nerve. You might also have some tingling in your face. For me it was around my chin. Dry eye and trouble blinking can also start prior to receiving treatment for this tumour. Depending on the size and location of Read More …

Why Would you use Linux Lite 4.0 Final Release?

I will tell you why. It is awesome. It is built on the same foundation as Ubuntu Linux but it is meant for older hardware. What I really like about it is that it has a 32-bit version (not just a 64-bit version). I have two old laptops that I now can use on a daily basis because Linux Lite 4.0 final release has breathed new life into them. To illustrate I am writing this Read More …

Dental Care When You Have an Acoustic Neuroma

One issue that I find that gets overlooked when recovering from an Acoustic Neuroma is Dental Care. I think it might be that your health care practitioners are so concerned about complications from the surgery, your balance and hearing (or lack of) to give it any attention. That’s OK.  It doesn’t really start to be a concern until after you are recovering from those things. You are probably not eating many of the foods that Read More …

Elizabeth Holmes Theranos Woes Could Have Been Avoided

I consider myself a bit of an armchair Theranos analyst now. I have successfully watched and read all the mainstream media on the scandal. I have watched the Nightline Documentary The Drop Out:The Story of Elizabeth Holmes that came out 3/15/19. I also read the book Bad Blood by John Carryrou and I just finished watching the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon valley which came out on 3/17/19. Essentially it is Read More …

Eye Issues…Peering Through The Looking Glass

With Acoustic Neuromas, several cranial nerves may be affected. Other than the Hearing/Balance nerve, the facial nerve can be affected too. The facial nerve runs very close to the Hearing / Balance nerve and even if the tumor isn’t touching the nerve it may get disturbed during treatment. The Facial Nerve Does A lot What we don’t realize is that the facial nerve is responsible for a lot! One of the Facebook groups I belong Read More …

Speeding Up Your Internet

Some people do not have the luxury of having lightening fast internet speed at their house for many reasons. You could be like me and live in the country with few options (I currently have a consistent but slower broadband provider). You could be in the city but limited by geography (I once worked for a place that was right in the middle of the city but railroad tracks prevent us from getting any acceptable Read More …

My eBook is Out!!

I feel blessed to share my experiences with my Acoustic Neuroma. I documented my journey over the last 10 years and put it together as one resource to help others navigate the sometimes scary experience with this tumor. If you are starting your journey, know someone who is or you just want to read about someone else’s journey, this eBook is for you… Please venture over to http://www.ihaveanacousticneuroma.com to check the book out or buy Read More …

Just Stop….Breathe!

I received some bad news today. I was interviewed for a new job the other day and I thought it went really well. The company even told me that I was an ideal candidate for the position. So when I looked in my email inbox this morning and found a boiler plate message stating that they passed on me I was floored 🙁 I didn’t understand. It was for a cloud-based company. A part of Read More …

Repetition, Is It Good For Learning?

The expression goes …. “you need that like a hole in the head” referring to not needing what your asking for. For me, it is the complete opposite! If I really do need something….. As you see from the pictures above, I had two surgeries to remove a brain tumour, more specifically an Acoustic Neuroma. In this case, I learned a lot after the first surgery. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the whole tumour Read More …