My name is Denise Rogers. I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, crafting, writing and gardening when I can. Two years ago I became disabled after having 6 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine from T2-T9. I have a Cyst to Plueral Shunt which drains the CSF from the arachnoid cysts to my left plueral sac.
Now I am learning to live with chronic pain, muscle spasms, loss of proprioception on my right side (waist down), loss of feeling in my right leg (temperature and sensation) due to an Incomplete Spinal cord Injury of my Thoracic Spine and Chiari Malformation. Lots of prayer, family, and medications help me get through it.
In my professional life, I have retired from Health Care with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in public health as well as in long term care and acute care. I have a B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. But, the most important role is being a wife, mother, step-mother and grandmother.
Our families at all stages deserve to be as happy and healthy as possible. It is my hope through various articles, personal knowledge, and experiences that we can all be a part of making our world a place filled with love, laughter and compassion.