Category Archives: Beginnings

Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised

Chapter Two Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised On my butt I bounced down the stairs hanging on to the railing and sliding my other hand on the opposite wall, the only lifelines I could find.  I … Continue reading

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Holy Moly – Where has the time gone?

            You’re probably wondering what’s been taking me so long to post another blog.  Well, it’s just been one of those days, or in this case, several days.  Life’s been good, but I’ve taken a lot of down time to … Continue reading

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Before getting back to the original story – one more “thought”

Not long ago my dear friend Greg from Colorado called me and I could tell right away something was very wrong.  Greg has much the same bilateral vestibular dysfunction and effects of it as I do.  The difference between my … Continue reading

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Address It, Express It and Silence It

           How many times have we sat and let painful thought take us away from the very moment we are in.  How many times do we allow those thoughts to remove us from the present of what is right in … Continue reading

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Embrace the Shake?

            So, I’ve gotten a bit off track from sharing my story as I originally intended when I began writing this blog.  But then again, have I?  I may have “jumped the fence” to the present day but I believe … Continue reading

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“I Will if You Will”…. Keeping with Present Day

Not long ago my friend Shelley Peterman-Schwarz called me.   Shelley called to check on how I was doing and I was anxious to learn how she was doing.  Turned out our hearts needed to talk with each other and we … Continue reading

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Still in the Present Day: Going up, Coming Down, Somewhere in Between

           Things started out pretty good and seemed to be moving up and along well.  Then – I started feeling lethargic, weak, and could barely move from one place to another.  Then the rash appeared.  Yep, another allergic reaction to … Continue reading

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I’m Curious… A Step Back into Right Now, Today.

            About trauma.  Are there levels of trauma that set a foundation and draw up blueprint designs consisting of levels of reactions and experiences for other traumas to set their footings upon?   I’m curious if the original and first trauma … Continue reading

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“Hello Mitch? This is Cheryl… I think we did something bad…. “

          Our previous experiments with the residual effect had been resulting in a limited amount of relief at a time, a few minutes or more.   The findings from the first 20 minute trial resulted in the first of extended residual … Continue reading

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Something’s Different…

            After discovering such a dramatic difference in how my vision and balance cooperated I removed the helmet.  When I could finally find words, I turned to Mitch and whispered, “Mitch, something’s different.  I don’t know what’s happened but something … Continue reading

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