A Twisted Fate...My Life with Dystonia

A Twisted Fate is a personal account of Brenda's journey
...living with Dystonia
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Brenda Currey-Lewis

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Now Dystonic symptoms have set in to stay! 

We are determined to find a cure!


My mom sure had a flair for fixing up my hair after surgery with scissors or a.......................

More pictures through the years before and after Dystonic symptoms set in.

Pictures help so much to tell a story!



Me, with two cousins and my mom!

curling iron!

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Chuck's famous pool!

Around 2 years old

Finally, some real food!

Munching on a burger with

my head wrapped in gauze. The two side

pins that held my head still during

surgery got infected!


Another picture of Steve. He was quite the looker!

This is the result of my mom buying me an ice cream

cone across the street on a hot day in Toronto

then waiting for the elevator and then 

trekking it to my ward!

A welcome treat no matter if it was frozen

or liquified!


Here's my first physio therapist, Gail, at the

Glenrose, in Edmonton, after my stroke.

My grade 3 class at the Glenrose, ready to perform!

Don't remember but have to guess we were cats of some kind!


My good friend Dena and I always celebrated our birthdays together because we were born 6 days apart. (Dena in middle, me on the right and another friend on the left). We were about five years old, quite fashion forward and we had never heard the word Dystonia! Yet!

Me and our first dog Minty  1971

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For those who

have read my book already,

these pictures

may mean more to you. My journey has

seemed a long one!

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Not an ideal flower girl. I (on the right)

refused to walk down the aisle for

my aunt. 1970

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I've arrived, 1967

Mountains, pool,

summer holidays!!

(So small on my dad's lap)

Grade one!

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Me, Trisha and Theresa! (on left)

1978

Theresa and I were die hard

Shaun Cassidy fans in our

matching t-shirts!

My physiotherapist Debbie, me and JANA!

1979ish

REGGIE, OUR THIRD OF FIVE DOGGIES!

STILL MISS THEM ALL!

 tSpring 1975o

 


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Typical activity on a weekend pass at home!

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Hmmmm, another famous pool!

Why do I get cold feet whenever I 

look at this picture?

(Toronto City Hall)

Taken approximately 10 months after symptoms appeared.

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Moving onward!!

Hanging out!

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Grade two


Grade seven, 1980

femur surgery(left)

My late great friend Ed who

brought me a goat! (right)

The

      Early

     Years!

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My second encounter

with Rick Hansen

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