Category Archives: Transition

“I Will if You Will”…. Keeping with Present Day

Not long ago my friend Shelley Peterman-Schwarz called me.   Shelley called to check on how I was doing and I was anxious to learn how she was doing.  Turned out our hearts needed to talk with each other and we … Continue reading

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Let’s Stick With Right Now, Shall We?

             I find it strangely appropriate that my blog “The Lull” showed up when it did.  It fits where I am right now rather uniquely.  How about that…             So, I’m going to continue a lull from the past and … Continue reading

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I’m Curious… A Step Back into Right Now, Today.

            About trauma.  Are there levels of trauma that set a foundation and draw up blueprint designs consisting of levels of reactions and experiences for other traumas to set their footings upon?   I’m curious if the original and first trauma … Continue reading

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The Lull

           Because of the “coming down” reaction I experienced and that we were now testing the device in a standing position, changes to the research protocol were required.  That meant a lull in using the TDU…  It took a long … Continue reading

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Still Jettisoned to Right now but…. Okay, Pity Party Over

            This week I added a pity party post.  Felt good, really, really good.  The noise needed to come out.  So there, I have spent time with it and now it’s time to move on towards my goal with what … Continue reading

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This Just In… A Jettison to Right Now…

Really?  Another Addition to my DisABILITY Resume??? Pretty much all I could say this past Monday was, WTF…             This past Monday, July 8, 2013, I learned the results of an EEG I had the week prior to investigate why … Continue reading

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“Hello Mitch? This is Cheryl… I think we did something bad…. “

          Our previous experiments with the residual effect had been resulting in a limited amount of relief at a time, a few minutes or more.   The findings from the first 20 minute trial resulted in the first of extended residual … Continue reading

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Something’s Different…

            After discovering such a dramatic difference in how my vision and balance cooperated I removed the helmet.  When I could finally find words, I turned to Mitch and whispered, “Mitch, something’s different.  I don’t know what’s happened but something … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty Was Put Back Together Again!

            Beep, beep, beep, beep… a timer interrupted.  I had completed the first ever 20 minute trial using the TDU.   Mitch placed his hand on my shoulder and assisted as we removed the TDU from my tongue and said “Cheryl, … 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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