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New news! Hi Everyone, I am going into surgery to put the bone flap back in on…

New news!
Hi Everyone,

I am going into surgery to put the bone flap back in on september 15th at beth israel. They said I should be in the hospital for three or four days recovering, then I'm hoping to go to spaulding for some more rehab.

This surgery will take the skin that is currently puffed up over my skull and use it to patch up the hole where the bone flap is going. Fun!

My right side is still really hard to use and I'm hoping the surgery will help.

I appreciate all the love and support everyone has been giving me over the past forever.

Don't forget about Dr. Sketchy's every second Sunday at Great Scott in Allston.

Aliza
(typing by dora, benji)
2014.09.07
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Hey Everyone, it's Aliza's stroke-i-versary! That's right, three years since tha…

Hey Everyone, it's Aliza's stroke-i-versary! That's right, three years since that massive brain hemorrhage first landed her in the ICU. As you know, it's been a crazy time with lots of ups and downs, and Aliza's waiting for another surgery soon (fingers, toes, etc. crossed). If you'd like to wish her a happy stroke-i-versay, I'm sure she'd love folks to hang out, help out, or even make a donation to the Brain Trust to keep her going.



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Hey Everybody! Our next Dr. Sketchy's session is this Sunday, July 13th, at Gre…

Hey Everybody!

Our next Dr. Sketchy's session is this Sunday, July 13th, at Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA.

We're trying something different this time around - we're letting YOU, the community, be the models! If you'd like to hop in for a pose (or two), just show up a little early and check in with Allix or Chelsea. Otherwise stop by for drawing as always plus games, raffles, and cheap jokes. $8 at the door, or more if you'd like, and all of the money from this session will go directly to Aliza's Brain Trust!

Not able to attend, but interested in donating? You can donate securely online here: http://alizabraintrust.org/

Dr. Sketchy's July 2014
Don't forget about Dr. Sketchy's every second Sunday at Great Scott in Allston. Here's the Truth Serum group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthserumproductions/ and the Dr. Sketchy's Boston new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Sketchys-Boston/277789979062429

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Aliza (ghostwritten by)
2014.07.12

connect with Truth Serum:

http://alizabraintrust.org/

Truth Serum's Head Quarters
http://twitter.com/truthserumhq

Truth Serum Facebook group

Heywood Wakefield is on Facebook

CineMental Facebook Fan Page

Truth Serum's videos on YouTube


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It's a Dr. Sketchy's Boston session featuring… YOU! July 13th, 2:30-5:30pm Gr…

It's a Dr. Sketchy's Boston session featuring... YOU!

July 13th, 2:30-5:30pm Great Scott

It's COMMUNITY DAY!
What does that mean? It means our artists get to be the models!

This special session functions as a fundraiser for Aliza's Brain Trust - drawing starts, per usual at 2:30 and runs to 5:30. If you've never modeled before but would like to hop in for a pose or two, show up at 2pm and sign up with Allix & Chelsea.

We'll have props and some fun costume pieces on hand for you to play with plus some familiar friends of Dr. Sketchy's on hand to give you some pointers.

We'll let friends of Sketchy's and community members take the short poses and have the pros hop in for the longer sets.

All of the money raised from doors and the tip bucket will go directly to Aliza Shapiro's recovery fund!

So spread the word, bring some friends, and get ready to have some fun!
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Here's what's up with me: somewhat… It's a Dr. Sketchy's Boston session featur…

Here's what's up with me: somewhat...
It's a Dr. Sketchy's Boston session featuring... YOU!

July 13th, 2:30-5:30pm Great Scott

It's COMMUNITY DAY!
What does that mean? It means our artists get to be the models!

This special session functions as a fundraiser for Aliza's Brain Trust - drawing starts, per usual at 2:30 and runs to 5:30. If you've never modeled before but would like to hop in for a pose or two, show up at 2pm and sign up with Allix & Chelsea.

We'll have props and some fun costume pieces on hand for you to play with plus some familiar friends of Dr. Sketchy's on hand to give you some pointers.

We'll let friends of Sketchy's and community members take the short poses and have the pros hop in for the longer sets.

All of the money raised from doors and the tip bucket will go directly to Aliza Shapiro's recovery fund!

So spread the word, bring some friends, and get ready to have some fun!
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Here's what's up with me: March 25: The surgeons realized that one of the scalp…

Here's what's up with me:

March 25: The surgeons realized that one of the scalp stretching devices was not in a great place. Scheduled surgery for three days later. A bit of a surprise.

March 28: Had surgery to move one of the scalp stretching devices and put a smaller one in a better place. The surgery was pretty quick, and I had a very light kind of anesthesia which I was able to wake up from almost immediately. I liked that anesthesia a lot and hope they can use it in the future.

I went home the same day. Things were a little confusing with my release and medication and the pharmacy, but thanks to my great friends everything got worked out. Luckily, I only needed the pain medication for a couple of days and then I felt a lot better.

April 16: I went to the surgeon to have the stitches removed, but there's one little spot that wasn't quite healed, so they left the stitches in there. I'm having them out next week.

Next week, they're planning to inflate both of the expanders. Then they'll keep inflating them weekly or every other week for a while.

I'm getting back to doing my physical therapy with two people who come to my house. My right arm is almost useless, and my right leg is very weak. Let's hope that once my head is put back together things will start to get better.

I'm also back to my speech therapy. My speech therapist is very good. Since the two strokes and the infection, my aphasia has gotten much worse, but I'm still working hard and hopeful that things will get better.

Don't forget about Dr. Sketchy's every second Sunday at Great Scott in Allston. Here's the Truth Serum group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthserumproductions/ and the Dr. Sketchy's Boston new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Sketchys-Boston/277789979062429

It's been great to see friends and I've been able to get out a bit. If you want to hang out, please call me!

Aliza
(ghostwritten by Andrea)
2014.04.27
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Hi Everyone, Recap/ Update: February 20: surgery to insert scalp stretching dev…

Hi Everyone,
Recap/ Update:

February 20: surgery to insert scalp stretching devices.

February 22: home from hospital with brain drains and pee purse in tow.

March 14: moved into new apartment on Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain and put a lot of my stuff in storage.

March 19: turned in the keys to my Dorchester place. Best wishes to my landlords after 14/15 excellent years.

I've been slacking off on my PT/ OT/ speech therapy exercises as I set up my new place.

March 25: surgeon removed my scalp stitches but said additional surgery is needed to adjust scalp stretching devices. Argh.

March 28: surgery to remove top scalp stretching device and replace it with a smaller one more appropriately placed. Take 2!?

Stay tuned!

Aliza
(ghostwriting by Emily)
2014.03.27
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