Category Archives: Beginnings

Central Focus, Visual Proof

Chapter 22 – 2003 Central Focus, Visual Proof Nearly finished with my studies at MATC, I prepared to transfer into UW-Madison. This was a monumental time which both excited me and scared the heck out of me. But, there was … Continue reading

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For the First Time in a Long Time…

Chapter 21 2003 For the First Time in a Long Time… How can I begin to explain how a touch of returned freedom, long absent from my life, lifted me from dark to light. With just a few hours that … Continue reading

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Next Step

What’s all this TDU stuff about? 1. What does TDU stand for? Tongue Display Unit 2. What does it do? A person without a working vestibular system cannot sense where they are in space. What the TDU does is relay … Continue reading

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Questions, Confusion, Fear, Discovery

Chapter Nine Questions, Confusion, Fear, Discovery           The ride home with Mom was spent in painful silence, but in my head were shouts of fear, anger, confusion and uncertainty.  I sobbed most of the way home.  It was new kind … Continue reading

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The Verdict

Chapter Eight The Verdict I remember with extreme vividness the exact moment.  In the confines of a hallway that ominous feeling I had from the start exploded:  Ototoxicity, ear poisoning, permanent.  I still see the steel blue color of the … Continue reading

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The Final Diagnosis

Chapter 7 THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS           Up to this point from previous blogs you already know what happened:  The fall, the drive to the clinic, the bouncing and blurry, the feeling of outer space, and a place of fear unlike … Continue reading

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How it all Started – 1995 -1997

Chapter Six How it all Started It was in 1995 and 1996 when I started experiencing complications with my menstrual cycles.  The pain was so bad I couldn’t get out of bed for the first two to three days.  I … Continue reading

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