I have been told multiple times, by multiple people, that I saved their life with my blog. I sure wasn’t doing anything lifesaving as a physical therapist. But now I am. I didn’t save any lives by tempering what I say. I didn’t do it by being afraid to voice my opinions. I did it because I’m not afraid to tell it like it is.
I’ve said this on my blog before and like any good stroke survivor I’m going to repeat it over and over and over. Then take a nap. Then repeat it over and over and over again. Then most likely take another nap. Then repeat it some more. My brain surgeon did not save my life. That guy shaved my entire scalp, opened up my skull, performed 2 hours of surgery on my brain for which he was SICKENINGLY paid that kept me alive and prevented me from dying, closed me up then left me to fend for myself with severe disabilities. He did not help my recovery or help me get back to life in the least. No doctor of any kind helped my recovery. How did I find the things that did help me? MY research. No doctors included.