Category Archives: Independent Living

Ch-Ch-Changes

Chapter 27 Ch-Ch-Changes 2005 was a year of change. The TDU was renamed the Brainport and the company to Wicab. Paul choose the name Wicab meaning “lover of honey”, a dedication of his work in honor of his wife Esther’s … Continue reading

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Oh my God, what did we do???

Chapter 17 Oh my God, what did we do!!! That first 20 minute trial astonished all of us. It was a day I will never forget! I wanted to use the TDU every single day. I wanted my brain to … 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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Now, Back to the Story…. That First “Coming Down”

           After my first extended TDU residual effect, Paul, Mitch, Yuri and I set out to investigate why I experienced the feeling of a 100-fold worsening of my vestibular dysfunction symptoms.  We couldn’t move on until all safety considerations were … Continue reading

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Real Deal College Classes!

           To this day I’m not sure how I learned about Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), only that sometime in 2002 I met someone at a small café in Madison who described to me what DVR is and what … Continue reading

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Understanding DisABILITY

To understand something we usually try to learn as much as we can about it, right?  Well, I learned that disability falls into the search for understanding category as well. The Reading Girl by Magni, National Gallery of Art, Washington, … Continue reading

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Disability is…

At the onset I thought that I would never find my way out of the incredibly life strangling emotional nightmare I was screaming in.   It was controlling my every thought, movement, desire, and wishes.  It took control of me…             … Continue reading

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