There are four plates and eight screws made out of surgical titanium in my head. No, they don’t set off metal detectors. This blog chronicles my college experience through the lens of neurologically relevant events and topics while I find purpose after adversity. I hope that it can aid and guide future college students facing/post-craniotomy, affected by seizures, or otherwise to navigate college. Read my Backstory post to get a better handle on the past eight years of my medical history.
I created and co-moderate the #btsm (brain tumor social media) Twitter chat the first Sunday of each month at *6PST/9EST* as of 2016. These chats create a space and online presence for a discussion about brain tumors that is accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world. These organized events often feature guest moderators from the healthcare community (psychologists, radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons) or the world of brain tumor advocacy (policy makers, nonprofit organizations and caregivers) and are a way for anyone affected by a brain tumor to share experiences, voice their opinions about healthcare, medication, side effects, social change, doctors, nurses, caregivers, and anything and everything in-between. Join us! For more information, contact me, @Cblotner_, via Twitter.