News Updates: Human Interest Stories

Recovering From A Benign Brain Tumor

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

Friday morning, 14 May 2010, Claire Snyman opens her eyes to find the room spinning around her, the light fixture dancing above. Then she develops her first migraine ever. What is this all about?

She must be overdoing it at work.

But it’s not too much work: it’s a benign brain tumor. The diagnosis completely blindsides 34-year-old Claire and her family. Together they face the new reality of her condition while trying to navigate conflicting medical advice and cope with her new onset of symptoms.

A Swimmer's Journey

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

Betsy Stengel is a Meniere's patient and a life-long swimmer. In this article she describes the challenges a swimming pool poses for a vestibular patient, such as the dancing reflection of light below the pool's surface, and how she faced her demons to reclaim her life.


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