Category Archives: Motivation

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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Let’s Stick With Right Now, Shall We?

             I find it strangely appropriate that my blog “The Lull” showed up when it did.  It fits where I am right now rather uniquely.  How about that…             So, I’m going to continue a lull from the past and … 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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The Lull

           Because of the “coming down” reaction I experienced and that we were now testing the device in a standing position, changes to the research protocol were required.  That meant a lull in using the TDU…  It took a long … 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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Still Jettisoned to Right now but…. Okay, Pity Party Over

            This week I added a pity party post.  Felt good, really, really good.  The noise needed to come out.  So there, I have spent time with it and now it’s time to move on towards my goal with what … Continue reading

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This Just In… A Jettison to Right Now…

Really?  Another Addition to my DisABILITY Resume??? Pretty much all I could say this past Monday was, WTF…             This past Monday, July 8, 2013, I learned the results of an EEG I had the week prior to investigate why … 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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