Category Archives: resilence

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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For the First Time in a Long Time…

Chapter 21 2003 For the First Time in a Long Time… How can I begin to explain how a touch of returned freedom, long absent from my life, lifted me from dark to light. With just a few hours that … 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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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 Final Diagnosis

Chapter 7 THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS           Up to this point from previous blogs you already know what happened:  The fall, the drive to the clinic, the bouncing and blurry, the feeling of outer space, and a place of fear unlike … Continue reading

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