Category Archives: The Noise of Disability

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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So, What If… 2003

Chapter 16 So, what if… 2003                The sitting trials continued in increments of 100, 200, and 300 seconds. 300 seconds is 5 minutes. The results continually produced great success so Yuri took it step further and extended the time … 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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Next Step

What’s all this TDU stuff about? 1. What does TDU stand for? Tongue Display Unit 2. What does it do? A person without a working vestibular system cannot sense where they are in space. What the TDU does is relay … 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 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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