My Fav Posts

Here is a list of my personal all-time favorite posts – in no particular order. So stick around a while, click some links, and explore . . .

A few of my favorite things about living in the UAE

My home town, Al Ain, lit up at night

Finding our own personal beach in Thailand

Focusing on the little things while teaching here

My Photos of wandering around Prague

What God has taught me after a year and a half in the desert

Spending two nights on the Island of Islay in Scotland

That time I was nominated for the Liebster Award

My Favorite Day in Istanbul

My Goals for 2014 and a reflection on 2013

Some Thanksgiving reflections

That time we saw turtles lay their eggs in Oman

2 thoughts on “My Fav Posts”

  1. Hi Jenna! I just stumbled upon your blog as I was searching the internet for images of the head after craniotomy for aneurysms. I must say that your smile is infectious and that God has certainly had his hand on you and brought you through some tough stuff. I am convinced that the faith and prayers of those around you are essential to get through something as serious as brain surgery.

    I was recently diagnosed with a unruptured 9.0 mm Basilar tip aneurysm and a Supra-clinoid aneurysm as well. I will have my Cerebral Angiogram tomorrow, which will determine what course of treatment (clipping or coiling) is most feasable based on the shape of the aneurysm. I am wondering if you had a basilar tip aneurysm as well?

    • Best of luck with your angiogram tomorrow! Those are not fun. But, with that being said, my angiogram really helped the doctors decide what was best for me and get a really clear picture of what we were dealing with. I ended up having a 14.0mm Fusiform aneurysm and clipping ended up being my only option. They needed to clip both sides of the aneurysm and redirect the blood-flow in my brain. They discussed putting in a stent but they didn’t think that was the best long-term solution for me. Because mine was fusiform, coiling wasn’t an option so I can’t speak too much about that. You are going through a lot right now. Please, if you want to ask me any questions about anything don’t hesitate. One of the best pieces of advice I got was actually from my anesthesiologist. I broke down in her office after I found out that brain surgery was the only option for me and she looked at me and said, I know you are scared because this is new for you and this is your first time going through this, but we do this everyday, you are in good hands. That really got me though a lot and changed my perspective. And now, I almost can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I found out about the aneurysm. If you would like to email me and talk more feel free: jenna.jpearl@gmail.com I would love to hear more from you. You are now in my thoughts and prayers.

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