The doctor wants Jules to go back on chemo and after thinking a lot, Jules agrees only because the doctor said she wouldn't lose her hair and she would be able to dance this time. As Jules' sickness continues, Paul officially breaks up with Sam, Sam has more fights with her mom, she is doing bad in school, and she still hasn't been talking to Jules for a while. Jules finds out
At the beginning of my junior year of high school I got a concussion while playing soccer. I had to miss two weeks of school before the pediatrician I saw for the injury cleared me to go back to school. Coming back to school after the concussion and what followed was by far the hardest challenge I’ve had to overcome. It wasn’t making up the work from my absence or being back at school for the first time in two weeks that was challenging. The reason it was so incredibly difficult for me to come back to school was that when I returned I kept getting excruciatingly painful headaches.
Melinda was raped as a young girl heading into her first year of high school and what happened after that was a catastrophe and would change her life and her peers view of her. Melinda perpetually haunted by her treacherous past memories struggled to stay happy and sane throughout her overwhelming first year of high school. Melinda evolves over time as she longs to be her past happy self again she slowly but surely begins to regain her happiness and self-confidence. With life-changing events coming at Melinda every which way, she experiences the highs and the lows and finds little things in life like her extraordinary passion for art to help her get through the toughest times in her life. This story will make your heart melt with sorrow and compassion, but also bring to you a remarkable story with realistic like events and settings.
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anna Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a Hmong child with epilepsy, whose life could have been different if only her family was caught up in western medicine. This book reveals the tragic struggles between a doctor and patient because of lack of communication. When Lia was around three months old, her older sister Yer accidentally slammed a door and Lia had suddenly fallen into the floor. This is the first recorded time that Lia was experiencing an epileptic shock. Her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, believed that the noise of the door had caused her soul to travel in the spirit land and is now able to communicate with them.
Keller was born with the ability to see and hear but proceeded to lose both senses after contracting an unknown illness early on in childhood. Unable to see or hear the world, Keller became spirited and slightly out of control. With the assistance of a governess, Keller was able to learn to sign and communicate with others. This process took time and over the course of several years, she overcame her disability. Keller learned to recognize vibration patterns to determine who was walking towards her and determine gender based on strength and body shape.
I discovered the feeling of losing control of my body. On this day, I had my first surgery, and it was a tonsillectomy. Two weeks before the surgery, I was sick. I couldn’t sleep at night and my days were miserable. I was forced to take medicines that were just some bitter liquids for me.
At a young age Deborah is put through multiple traumatic events. At only five years old, she has a procedure to remove a tumor on her uterus, which causes her to have a weak bladder. The result of all this is Deborah getting harassed by kids from school and her neighbors. Deborah then creates her own world in which she flees to when reality becomes too difficult or uncomfortable for her. Deborah’s made up world is called the “Yr”.
As the story progressed on, Esther slowly became depressed. After learning that she has not been accepted into Harvard, something she has dreamed about all the time and the relationship with her mother, which was once good but turned troubled, it was normal for Esther to fall into a depression. Her depression got worse and Esther was unable to read or write, “when I took up my pen, my hand made big, jerky letters like those of a child, and the lines sloped down the page from left to right almost diagonally, as if they were loops of string lying on the paper, and someone had come along and blown them askew” (Plath 106). This quote showed the struggles Esther had with writing. Esther decided to get help by meeting up with a psychiatrist but, the sessions were unsuccessful, and so she tried to commit suicide for the first time by, crawling into a cellar and trying to overdose on sleeping pills.
When I went to the doctor who diagnosed me for what I really had I was diagnosed with Severe ADHD which means my brain works very fast and makes it so I don't stay focused on one thing. It is what made me so smart because I could work on multiple things at once. I had to try out different medicines and do lots of different types of testing to find the missing pieces. I went back to school and fished the year off and my teacher was in shock of how far Id come. I got A’s in all my classes that
Changing schools in 2004, I arrived in International Christian School. My first few months at ICS was a complete nightmare. Everything was different, the environment, the people and the work load. At the beginning of the year, I cried continuously for a month, latching on to my mom; terrified to go to school because of my shyness, my fear for being the youngest due to me skipping a grade and my inability to find new friends. Unable to do anything more to encourage me, my teacher introduced me to the school’s counselor.
She developed blurry vision the next day, nausea disruptions to balance and hearing changes on the right side. She had a computed axial tomography scan done which was negative, was referred to neurology and was taken out of work for 2 months. She is currently getting Botox injections every 4 months which is helping her headaches and associated neck problems as well. Her neck problems seem to be worsening over time. They are more obviously dysfunctional when her Botox relieves some
Her mother didn’t become deaf until she was 13 months old. She had spinal meningitis and because of this she went deaf. She was getting shots for the meningitis, but after the fifth they decided to stop the shots and after they stop the relapse was what caused the deafness. It was very hard for Doris Jean because she was already starting to say some words. After the second fever, she went deaf and wouldn’t talk for years and when she did start talking, no one understood her.
Fights and arguments continued to plague the relationship between Sanchez and Buchholz and on July 20, she left him and descended into crisis. Emotional distress often exacerbates postpartum depression and Sanchez soon found herself in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist, asking for help. During this visit, Sanchez met with a counselor at the clinic that ushered her through her pregnancy. Upon speaking with the counselor, she stated that she had delusional, paranoid thoughts that other women were trying to breastfeed her baby and hearing voices which said that others would like to take her baby away. She also reported visual images of other children’s faces transposed on her baby’s face.
This disease is especially concerning for the elderly population. Among those killed was 68 year old mother and grandmother, Bertie Marble. On her second trip to the Flint Medical Center, Marble weakly told her daughter that she “didn 't know what was wrong.” She stayed in the hospital for weeks and died there after her heart had stopped twice. Although her death certificate read “cardiac arrest brought on by septic shock due to pneumonia”, deeper in her medical records legionella is mentioned multiple times. The legionella bacteria made its way into the hospital’s water system and had been infecting patients and others living in Flint.
When Cassandra was 5 she had been heavily abused by her alcoholic father. Now at 12 years old she still carries around her childhood trauma. Ever since the incident she has had trouble with everyday life, that is until she got a therapist. After the course of a few years, she had begun healing. Then one day during a session with the therapist he suggested that Cassandra should go to summer camp to improve on her social skills.