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Appreciation

CHAPTER 18 Appreciation      With encouragement from Mitch my fear of regression began to fade. What I had to do was settle into the wait when the research could resume. In the meantime I continued my studies at MATC keeping … 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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From Sitting to Standing Strong

Chapter 15 From Sitting to Standing Strong           Mitch and Yuri, and I continued the trials and I could feel my ability to remain centered and still improving with each trial. Then something extraordinary took place. When the TDU was … Continue reading

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Connecting the “x”

Chapter 14 Connecting the “x” In spite of the exhausting experience of the last trial, I returned to the lab to outdo the “x”, as well as satisfy my own experimental curiosity. Understanding how the equipment worked, I put the … Continue reading

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Testing the Future

Chapter 12 Testing the Future   I was sitting in my backyard reading a text book to boost my knowledge of geology, a very fascinating subject if you ask me. At that time reading was a ridiculously complicated task. Because … 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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