Category Archives: Physical Therapy

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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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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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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Exclamations, Grants, Money, and Move

            After our amazing discovery, the lab exploded into a flurry of electrified activity!   We invited my doctor and collaborator on the project, Dr. Mark Pyle, to come and see for himself what we discovered.  Within a few days, Dr. … Continue reading

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Sensory What?

            I began my first semester with a small load of classes as I knew from experiences I’ve already had, that exhaustion was a big deal for me.  So I spaced my classes strategically throughout the week with days off … Continue reading

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Bite of a label….

          The next couple of years were spent cleansing my life and moving thoughts to their prospective right places, either gently aside or thrown out all together.  I continued my advocacy rampage and stayed in contact with others who had … Continue reading

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Ah… Acceptance…

I often think.  Those three words and what followed changed everything for me…  I read what I had written every day for weeks and weeks.  Each time I absorbed the meaning of what I read deeper and deeper until I … Continue reading

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