Category Archives: Resilience

In the Meantime – Back to College

CHAPTER 19 In the Meantime – Back to College – 2003      Now that I understood how control changes everything I put my energy into treating each day as a good day. I swept away the resistance keeping me from … 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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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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How it all Started – 1995 -1997

Chapter Six How it all Started It was in 1995 and 1996 when I started experiencing complications with my menstrual cycles.  The pain was so bad I couldn’t get out of bed for the first two to three days.  I … Continue reading

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Pills, Hope, and a Frightening Discovery

Chapter Five Pills, Hope and a Frightening Discovery I looked to the meclizine in hope it would take everything away.  I faithfully took each pill as instructed in anticipation that my sense of knowing where I was in space would … Continue reading

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A Band Aid, Partial Discovery

Chapter Four A Band Aid, Partial Discovery I put the Bronco in first gear and began a 50 mile drive to the clinic.  As I drove, the road looked like a multitude of roads trying to merge into one.  The … Continue reading

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