Are You S.O.L. – The Search Has Begun!

Greetings Survivor Of Life! My name is Meredith Miller Jurgensen, and I am SOL!


Thank you for giving me the valued time out of your busy life getting to know me. Now that you have found your way here please take the time to explore. The Universe has guided you here for a reason, and for whatever that reason may be, I will do my best to help and be useful in whatever way I can. This brand spanking new website with evolving content and growing material is intended to let you know that you are not alone in your journey to becoming and being a Survivor OF Life.
I have spent what seems like this whole lifetime stepping, falling over and jumping from one side to the other of that fine line that divides both states of SOL. My resume of survivorship is long and distinguished. I sometimes think to myself that my education in this area of life has been one of post-grad work w/honors and I now have my Ph.D. in Survivorship from the School of What The Fuck Now. I have taken concentrations of and now have certifications in:
• Divorce
• Abuse (physical, mental, emotional, sexual and religious)
• Loss of home and possessions ( in Hurricane Floyd flooding)
• Lupus (triggered by chemicals and environmental toxins in flood water)
• Botched Surgeries
• Stage 4 non-HPV related Cervical Cancer
• Non-operable tumor (softball/grapefruit sized)
• Chemo and Radiation
• Kidney Failure (from tumor smashing kidneys)
• Ten sets of Bi-lateral Ureteral Stents
• Recto/vaginal fistula (hole in the vaginal wall into the colon)
• Non-reversible Colostomy (incision ripped open, wound vac used to hold closed to heal)
• Hospital bed at home
• Hole in bladder (size of 50cent piece)
• 38 years old and in a pull-up
• Post Cancer Treatment side effects
• Bi-lateral Nephrostomy Tubes
• Kidney failure again resulting in coma
• Fever of 105 degrees for five days straight in coma (baked my brain like an apple pie)
• Survival of coma (wasn’t supposed to)
• Was predicted to be a Vegetable after waking up from coma
• Inability to stand or walk after waking up from coma
• Relationship Failure 7 days after coming home from coma (6 1/2 year relationship ended getting on ambulance to go back to ER)
• Another three months in hospital with a heart so broken my body didn’t want to thrive
• Two different stage-4 wounds (bedsores)
• Right Nephrostomy Tube ripped out by Nurse not paying attention
• Wound debridement surgery on my 40th birthday
• Four Months in Nursing Home for Wound Rehabilitation
• Three different roommates died in our shared room in front of me
• Was told I would never leave the Nursing Home (I did)
• Was told that Stage-4 wounds would never heal (they did…completely )
• Rheumatologist determined that he cannot find any resemblance of Lupus in my tests after coma
• Situational Depression (from being in a tiny room for eight months)
• Coming home to live with parents
• Living with my family as an entirely different person than they knew before coma
• Living on the living room couch for two years out in the open in front of everyone at home while hiding from life
• Not leaving my home except for surgeries and doctor appointments (by ambulance transport)
• 30+ surgeries since March 17th, 2010 ( stopped counting at 30 because it became depressing)
• Inability to stand or walk since coma three years ago.


I have been on one side or the other of that line drawn in the sand, that represented the Shit Outta Luck view of myself and my existence, far too many times. I have been through and survived what seems like several lifetimes of messed up shit in just this current trip around the galaxy. As you take the time to become familiar with my personal story of going from Shit Outta Luck to a Survivor Of Life, my wish is for something you find here to help you to know that you too can become a Survivor of Life. I am living proof that there is always hope!

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