we respect doctors because they’re terribly smart and have cool toys

The doctor once told my family that they should kiss me and say goodbye.


My Arm Moves from Anissa Mayhew on Vimeo.

ps…good grief, that boob is HUGE!

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99 Responses to we respect doctors because they’re terribly smart and have cool toys

  1. Teresa June 28, 2010 at 9:51 PM #

    Awesome!!! I have been following your story and this brought tears to my eyes! You are amazing!

  2. Nicole at Mommy Moxie June 28, 2010 at 12:26 AM #

    The was so effing awesome it gave me goosebumps! Woo hoo!

  3. Two Makes Four June 25, 2010 at 10:27 PM #

    I will not make a comment about your boob. I will not make a comment about your boob.

    Nice guns, baby!
    .-= Two Makes Four´s last blog ..To Hell and Back =-.

  4. Chibi Jeebs June 20, 2010 at 1:14 AM #


    P.S. The “Heh” totally made me expect to see you flip off the camera/doctor… ;)
    .-= Chibi Jeebs´s last blog ..Friday Brain Dump =-.

  5. Liz June 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM #

    You are fricking awesome!!

  6. kgirl June 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM #

    Yeah, I was totally only looking at your boobs ;)

  7. Lori June 17, 2010 at 4:15 AM #

    And in a cute dress (or shirt) too! May God give you the strength to keep on, keeping on.

  8. Nita June 16, 2010 at 6:35 PM #

    Pete is really lucky to have you and your amazing moving arm! Rock on, Anissa!

    Hugs from your husband’s coworker-

  9. Jenny June 16, 2010 at 5:37 PM #


  10. Secret Agent Mishi June 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM #

    Fuck that doctor, yo!!

    You rock, A. You rock so hard!
    .-= Secret Agent Mishi´s last blog ..{life} =-.

  11. Dawn June 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM #

    holy fuck dude!

    oh and the arm too!

  12. Meg June 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM #

    That? Made me cry.

    And the arm thing was pretty cool too.

  13. Quirky Jessi June 16, 2010 at 10:44 AM #

    Holy cow! And it wasn’t just a little move either. :D

  14. Amanda Benjamin June 16, 2010 at 9:26 AM #

    Docs SHMOCKs!!!! U know whats up baby! Docs have told me that I can’t have kids…..can you tell that to Haven!!!! HELLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOO!!!!

  15. Amo June 16, 2010 at 8:29 AM #


    I loves me some Anissa. I’m so damn proud of you girlie. If anyone can look a stroke in the eye and tell it to kiss her arse, it’s you.
    .-= Amo´s last blog ..You Probably WOULD Understand…I hope. =-.

  16. Melinda June 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM #

    You go, girl!!!! Wwwwwooooohhhooo!!! *hugs*

  17. Cort June 16, 2010 at 7:12 AM #

    You are an inspiration to us all – We should all strive to have boobs like that!!

    Oh, congrats on the arm thing, too!!

    (Just kidding! You are fabulous! Keep up the good work on your recovery!)
    .-= Cort´s last blog ..I’m a [Fill in the blank]-aholic: Introduction to the self-diagnosed addict within =-.

  18. Jan June 16, 2010 at 2:10 AM #

    You are so freaking AWESOME!!!! Keep making Dr.’s who think they know-it-all look dumb!

    Way to go!!!! Nice boobage too…

  19. AmazingGreis June 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM #

    Absolutely amazing….so proud of you…so happy for you!!!

    .-= AmazingGreis´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Random iPhone Photos… =-.

  20. The Flamingo Room June 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM #

    Holy cow! That’s the awesomest thing I’ve seen in a long time!! The huge boob, I mean. No, just kidding, I’m obviously talking about the arm. That’s just incredible!! Seriously. (But so is the boob. Rawr.) You go, girl.
    .-= The Flamingo Room´s last blog ..Keep Building =-.

  21. Kristin June 15, 2010 at 10:47 PM #

    Oh my freaking GOD, I just totally got chills and teared up. You are AMAZING.

    PS…your boos aren’t huge (well, maybe they are), they are gorgeous!
    .-= Kristin´s last blog ..So that’s the explanation… =-.

  22. Bridget June 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM #

    Damn, woman! It’s only been what? Two weeks since I’ve seen you. So, so awesome!
    .-= Bridget´s last blog ..Dealing with the Difficult =-.

  23. Jenny June 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM #

    And drugs. Doctors have drugs, too.

    I may sound like a bit of an a-hole asking this, but how do you get your thoughts onto your blog? Do you have a family volunteer typer? Do you have one of those voice recognition typing programs? I’m morbidly curious.

  24. Tania - Chicky Chicky Baby June 15, 2010 at 8:34 PM #


    What the hell do those doctors know? I know what they don’t know – who they were dealing with!


  25. Myki June 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM #

    That is awesome. I lurk, having found your story on a few other sites, prayed while you were in the hospital…I’m astounded and amazed and oh so damned happy for you!

  26. Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo June 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM #

    Now you go and wheel your fine self into that doctors office and yell’ HUZZAH! TAKE THAT MOTHERFUCKERS!’

    Cause I am totally yelling that right now and I think my neighbours may be calling the police…
    .-= Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo´s last blog ..How NOT to blog. =-.

  27. Mr Lady June 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM #

    I respect you because you rule. Also, because you totally found a way to take a massively inspirational video and get your boobies in it.

    .-= Mr Lady´s last blog ..I Love Pigs, But I Still Hate Bacon =-.

  28. Traci June 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM #

    That was the best thing I saw all day :D Your amazing! I am so so happy to see that!

  29. Emily June 15, 2010 at 6:38 PM #

    TEARS!!! Awesome-ness! Will you come to PT with me, please? I need some mot-Anissa-vation!

  30. Melissa June 15, 2010 at 6:15 PM #

    Hells ya!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..How Does Your Garden Grow? =-.

  31. Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) June 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM #

    Yay, Anissa!

  32. Deb Rox June 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM #

    ROAR!!!! Doctors? You keep proving them wrong wrong wrong!

  33. Nancy June 15, 2010 at 3:47 PM #

    I totally wish I was going to BlogHer so I could high five you.

    You rock!

  34. Colleen June 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM #

    Thanks once agin for making my day a little bit better. I am so excited for you!!!!! I love the flip flop in the background, just a little reminder of the kids. By the way, expect them to leave their crap around until college, jus sayin……

  35. CassJ June 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM #

    I’m a random reader of yours. (and Aiming Low woot!)You know how you just get a feeling about someone? Well since I’ve been following your story I’ve had this feeling inside saying, “This woman is amazing. Don’t know why. Something is going to happen and you need to stick around for this.” Today, that video cemented those feelings for me. You keep on doing what you’re doing, ‘cuz we all wanna see that end result.

  36. Janet June 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM #

    WooHoo!!! Way to go, girl. If it makes my day so much better to see this, I can only imagine your day!! Your incredible spirit and strength are no match for any medical opinion.

  37. Sara Plays House June 15, 2010 at 2:45 PM #

    So I was just having kind of a crappy day. And now I am grinning.
    Well done!!!!
    .-= Sara Plays House´s last blog ..Visiting Grace =-.

  38. Pattie June 15, 2010 at 2:37 PM #

    AWESOME! :)
    .-= Pattie´s last blog ..MmmBoppy =-.

  39. Karen Sugarpants June 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM #

    You rock. We’re all cheering you on, Anissa. Keep proving those lab coats wrong!
    .-= Karen Sugarpants´s last blog ..50 Pounds and Drunk Athletes =-.

  40. Michelle June 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM #

    YOU are awesome! I was all ready for a small move…not for you to start waving it about in the air (as if you just don’t care). WOW!

    Also? Hurray for your booby!

    Also, also? Can’t wait for the video that I KNOW will be coming someday titled “Watch me shake my ass!”

  41. mommabird2345 June 15, 2010 at 1:56 PM #

    WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) That is great!!!!!! You are AWESOME!!

  42. andi June 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM #


  43. Martha Harter June 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM #

    Love the look of concentration/ what the hell is that thing doing on your face! You totally rock, Anissa! Keep up the good work!

  44. Becky June 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM #

    You are the awesomest of the awesome!!!!

  45. Lesley @Avalea June 15, 2010 at 1:27 PM #

    GOOOoooo GOOOoooo Awesome Arm! That, sister, is fantastic to see!

  46. Erin June 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM #

    Two words: freakin awesome!!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Fathers Day Gift Advice =-.

  47. Jessica June 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM #

    Keep on rocking in the free world!!! And gorgeous woman, you’re gonna want to use that arm for all kinds of stuff including flipping off that idiot doctor some day. Best thing I’ve seen or read in weeks. Thank you for sharing this ridiculous/amazing journey with us.

  48. Beth June 15, 2010 at 1:14 PM #

    Not only are you moving that arm, you’re moving it for quite a while! I’m another random reader who’s been praying for you and following your progress, and I’m just so damn pleased to see this video today! :-) *hugs*

  49. Shannon June 15, 2010 at 1:11 PM #

    You are AMAZING!!! I am in awe of your strength! My little girl had to neonatal strokes in utero and has done amazing things as well. Both of you are my heroes!

  50. Becky @TheRealBecks June 15, 2010 at 1:11 PM #

    This made me wanna cry. For reals. I’m so proud of you.

  51. Jennie June 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM #

    AMAZING!! So happy for you and your family!!

  52. Kim @ Beautiful Wreck June 15, 2010 at 12:54 PM #

    This is awesome!!! :)
    Nice boobs too.

  53. JEN BURKLEY June 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM #

    You ROCK it girl!! You will be fist pumpin’ in NO time. That’s freakin awesome. Best thing I have seen all day – and your boobs are lovely.

  54. CJ June 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM #

    Nice rack. Or is that 1/2 rack?

  55. daysgoby June 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM #

    .-= daysgoby´s last blog ..was a sunny day =-.

  56. Lex June 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM #

    This makes me want to hug and kiss your arm! Mwah!

    p.s. you should see my boobs these days! lol!
    .-= Lex´s last blog ..first comes love =-.

  57. Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM #

    I should be amazed but I’m not because it’s YOU. You can do anything and there’s your proof! Go Anissa!!!

  58. Adventures In Babywearing June 15, 2010 at 12:44 PM #


    Doctors said my son would probably end up in an institution. I fired them. And he’s healed today.


    your boob was ALWAYS huge.

    .-= Adventures In Babywearing´s last blog ..freckles or no freckles =-.

  59. monstergirlee June 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM #

    Fuck Yeah Anissa! SO awesome.
    .-= monstergirlee´s last blog ..You Capture – Fun =-.

  60. bluepaintred June 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM #

    Anissa I am blown away by your strength!

    *I am so Happy for you!*

  61. Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} June 15, 2010 at 12:32 PM #

    .-= Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher}´s last blog ..Bret Michaels Never Grew Anything This Pretty—Except Maybe His Hair =-.

  62. Miss Grace June 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM #

    You are unfailingly awesome.

    And I love your boobs.

  63. mona June 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM #

    phenomenal! you are tremendous, Anissa!
    .-= mona´s last blog ..back on the chain gang =-.

  64. Maria June 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM #

    GO ANISSA GO!!!!!!
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..A Mom is Born =-.

  65. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM #

    tears, dude.


    I’m so friggin proud of you and how far you’ve come in just the weeks since I’ve visited. I’m dying that I can’t be there with you like I should be this week, but I know I’ll be there soon for you.

    I love you and can’t want to rub all up on that big ole titty.
    .-= Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s last blog ..You know, because you wanted an update about #bumknee, right? =-.

  66. Melisa with one S June 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM #

    WOOOOOT!!!! YOU GO!!!
    .-= Melisa with one S´s last blog ..Couch To 5K Update: Mind Games =-.

  67. Lotus / Sarcastic Mom June 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM #

    Hell yeah. HELL. YEAH.

    Now shake those bewbies for me! ;)

    Love you. XOs

  68. Bill June 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM #

    If your family kisses you and says goodbye, it’s only because they’re going to work/school and won’t see you until later that day. From what Pete constantly tells me, you’re just way too busy and have way too much to do to consider anything as inconvenient as expiring.

    Silly doctor.

  69. Headless Mom June 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM #

    Wow. Just wow.

  70. Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale June 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM #

    Hot Damn on a Stick!


  71. Beth June 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM #

    You rock, woman! You totally rock!

    Keep it up!

  72. Marcy from The Glamorous Life Association June 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM #

    Screw that frickin doctor. Clearly he had no idea WHO YOU ARE.


    I am so excited. SO EXCITED.

    Amen sister.

  73. Meghan June 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM #

    The doctor deserves a swift kick in the nuts.

    OR, you could punch him in the nuts. Perfect excuse to REALLY work that arm and get it superman strong!
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..Tune Into Friday =-.

  74. Sunnie in NC June 15, 2010 at 11:22 AM #

    Woohoooooo Anissa—you ROCK!!
    Oh and great boobage!!!
    Keep rockin’ it out girl!!
    Sunnie in NC

  75. Molly June 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM #

    Damn straight woman!!!!!!!! You rock that shit!

  76. Neeroc June 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM #

    Fantastic arm move! Keep kissing your family and waving ‘hi!’ *g*

  77. b June 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM #

    A- you are my HERO!

  78. Shab June 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM #

    That just made my day; can’t even imagine what it did to yours! You’re awesome!

  79. Sara June 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM #

    I’m just a random reader from Minnesota. I’ve been following your progress since I first heard about your strokes. I’ve been thinking about you and your family everyday. You are an amazing woman with incredible strength and will. I am continually in awe of your progress and your ability to defy the odds. Keep trucking and keep working! Keep proving those doctors wrong!

    Take care and lots of love,
    – Sara
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Not the brightest crayon in the knife drawer… =-.

  80. Jen June 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM #

    Yeah, you pretty much rock out loud. Way to go!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..A real conversation with Jesse =-.

  81. Kellee June 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM #

    Wow… absolutely amazing!!!!
    .-= Kellee´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Diptych #26: Summer =-.

  82. Momma Lioness Michele June 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM #

    Way to Go, Woman!! So happy for your progress!!

  83. cindy w June 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM #

    YAAAY! I love that. You’ll be able to do 2-handed gropes before you know it.

  84. Angella June 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM #


    (You made me cry, dammit.)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..The Party Never Ends =-.

  85. MommyGeekology June 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM #

    FUCK YEAH Anissa. YES!

    I’m crying and laughing over here. You’re amazing.
    .-= MommyGeekology´s last blog ..I Run Too Many Websites [Headway Theme] =-.

  86. Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You June 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM #

    .-= Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You´s last blog ..BlogHer ’10, Here I come! (call for sponsors) =-.

  87. Scary Mommy June 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM #

    You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) June 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM #

    Yahoo! Way to move that arm, Girlfriend.
    .-= Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)´s last blog ..How Does Your Family Power Up Summer Fun? (With Giveaway) =-.

  89. Kevin June 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM #

    Rock on Anissa! You show ‘em!

  90. MFA Mama June 15, 2010 at 10:37 AM #


    That is seriously awesome. My husband had a stroke (he has recovered 95% of the function in the affected side) and I showed this to him and he was all “WHOOOOOO!!!” and wanted the link to your blog so he could go read :) You’re amazing, lady!

  91. Megan {Velveteen Mind} June 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM #

    Holy hell! You’ve just about got your “slap a bitch!” arm back!

    So excited. Love you, babe!
    .-= Megan {Velveteen Mind}´s last blog ..Blessing of the Fleet: Gulf Coast Oil Spill Week 8 =-.

  92. Caroline June 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM #

    Whoa! I remember when moving that arm at all was a huge deal but NOW??? AMAZING!!!! So many hugs to you. XO
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..Island Nights at Adventure Island =-.

  93. Mari June 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM #

    Yay, Anissa! I’ve been following your progress via blogs & twitter. You rock hard, girl.

  94. Janine (@twincident) June 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM #

    clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping YAY!

  95. Sarah June 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM #

    You are seriously fucking amazing.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog .."You’re in it right now, aren’t you?" =-.

  96. Jo June 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM #


  97. Cass June 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM #


    Way. To. GO!!!! You’re amazing, Anissa!

  98. CJ June 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM #

    Woo hoo!! That is the best damn arm I have EVER seen move!! Oh, and my boobs are WAY bigger, girl1! You have a cooler arm, but I have you beat in the boob department!
    .-= CJ´s last blog ..Go Cry In Your Hanky =-.


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