abominate uh-BOM-uh-nayt (transitive verb) – To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor. "I despise and abominate him, because he is a man without honor; he knows that I do not love him, and yet he insists upon marrying me." — Louise Muhlbach, ‘Old Fritz and the New Era’ After suffering from a stroke, Dyanna Hurley began to experience episodes of sudden, frequent and uncontrollable crying and laughing that did not match how she was feeling. Dyanna had already stopped working as a traditional nurse due to struggles with the right side of her body following the stroke, and because of the crying and laughing episodes, she began to notice changes in aspects of her personal life as well. She began to enjoy her weekly dinners with her friend less because she felt like everyone was looking at her when she was having a PBA episode, and it made her feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. Though she did not know what was wrong, she knew something was going on and that she was not getting the answers she needed. About a year after her stroke, Dyanna asked her primary care physician to send her to […]