Category Archives: Perception

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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All hands on deck! Or should I say Tongue?

Chapter 20 All Hands on Deck, or should I say Tongue! 2003           The call came in – time to restart and reignite the research. I still had my studies in college to think about. By this time I had … Continue reading

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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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Physical Therapy Begins – 1998

Chapter Ten Physical Therapy Begins – 1998 It took three agonizing months before a combination of doctor and insurance approved referrals granted me time in physical therapy.  That was late January 1998.  In order to start my balance re-training a … Continue reading

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