GNS Healthcare Blog
Imagine living with pain every day—when a four or five on a ten-point scale is a good day and eight or nine amounts to about a third of your days. Imagine not being able to do the thing you love – travel - because of noises, lights, smells, weather, and sleeping conditions. No more visits to the beach because of heat and bright sunlight. Cancelled plans, countless visits to doctors and emergency rooms, and trying to exist in a controlled environment of low light and minimal noise.
That’s the life my sister lives – a life trying to cope with chronic migraines. And it breaks my heart.
Is it possible to feel a close, personal connection with someone you’ve never actually met? That was certainly the case for me when it comes to Dr. Stephen Hawking. I was deeply saddened when I heard of his passing this week, not only because the world would no longer benefit from his enormous contributions, but because he inspired me to choose my current career path.