Dear 2017, you were tough…

Dear 2017,

You sent me such an interesting challenge this year. I got a bilateral dissection in my carotid arteries (i.e. a tear in the two arteries that supply the majority of the brain with blood), and it resulted in me having a temporary stroke.

I was lucky… All I lost was sensation in the right side of my face, and most of it has come back. At the same time, this was a really difficult time for me.

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