Woman offers inside look at nerve disorder, recovery [This is my story]

I had to share this.

If  I can go through brain surgery you can only imagine what you can do.

Like The Little Engine that Could.  I think I can I think I can and he did.


In the first part of the video they said my last name wrong but I don’t care plus the news crew were awesome.



The link to the video http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/investigations/85438587.html?tab=video&c=y

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Amanda Shelton has suffered from Dystonia, a severe nerve disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease, for years.

It’s affected her ability to walk, talk and write during her high school through her young adult life.

“It was like somebody beating me up like 10 times over,” Shelton said.

In January, Eyewitness News followed Shelton on her journey to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Southern California. Neurosurgeon Barry Ceveran led the operation, which installed electrodes deep into Shelton’s brain. Radio waves were used to make sure electrodes were dropped to the proper depth.

While Shelton was in surgery, her family sat hopeful, but uncertain.

“I hope to the Lord, I just pray that he gives her a life of her own,” said Shelton’s father, Norm.

After the surgery, Shelton was on her way home to recover. It would be weeks before she would know her results.

In early February, Eyewitness News caught up with Shelton and the results were remarkable.

“I can clap my hands,” Shelton said

With her nerve troubles behind her, she said she wants to now give back to others who suffer from similar illnesses.


Note from me:  Hello readers know this surgery was not a cure they are far from finding one, but it has help me in the long run. I am able to live on my own take care of my cat Sassy [Nanny Pooh] Shelton and plus have a great and healthy relationship with my love Sean. Be proud of yourself because you have the ability to read this and even get online. Some people can’t even blink their eyes, walk. or even ride a bike.


~ Personality101  o_O*







About Amanda D Shelton

Welcome Bat Brat's. I am the author of this page. I write poetry, I also create digital art. I am disabled I suffer from high functioning autism, cellular nerve damage, Dystonia, and Muscle dystrophy. My writing is a reflection of my thoughts and experiences. I blog because I love writing. I write because it's the way I learned how to express myself. I have difficulty relating to people. Poetry makes it possible for me to learn how to communicate. I have been told I am exhausting to speak to because I have a lot to say. My IQ is above 200. I was diagnosed at the age of 33 with high functioning autism and Autistic Savant Syndrome. I make friends very easily because I don't have boundaries and I am not shy. I am very honest and welcoming. I love people and animals. I always look forward to writing in my blog Gothic Realms | Dark Visions In The Night. I hope to see you there. Feel free to leave a comment and like my posts. Until we meet again I will be waiting eagerly and patiently.
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