Category Archives: Thoughts

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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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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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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Phone Call and Drive to Hell

Chapter Three Phone Call and Drive to Hell “Something is terribly wrong!  I can’t stand up!  I can’t see!  What’s wrong with me?”   The receptionist listened as I described what was going on and placed me through to triage where … Continue reading

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Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised

Chapter Two Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised On my butt I bounced down the stairs hanging on to the railing and sliding my other hand on the opposite wall, the only lifelines I could find.  I … Continue reading

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Holy Moly – Where has the time gone?

            You’re probably wondering what’s been taking me so long to post another blog.  Well, it’s just been one of those days, or in this case, several days.  Life’s been good, but I’ve taken a lot of down time to … Continue reading

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