Category Archives: Vocational Rehabilitation

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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Testing the Future

Chapter 12 Testing the Future   I was sitting in my backyard reading a text book to boost my knowledge of geology, a very fascinating subject if you ask me. At that time reading was a ridiculously complicated task. Because … Continue reading

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Real Deal College Classes!

           To this day I’m not sure how I learned about Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), only that sometime in 2002 I met someone at a small café in Madison who described to me what DVR is and what … Continue reading

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So long work, hello label…

My supervisor Scott was very supportive of my attempt to work from the moment I came back and felt his hug in the hallway.  He was also watching me like a hawk.  There were days when co-workers would stop by … Continue reading

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The mirror doesn’t lie…

It took everything I had, physically, emotionally, and cognitively to go back to work.  The physical and cognitive fatigue of attempting to work full time, to get from one place to the other was overwhelming.  My body felt compressed and … Continue reading

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What was my work history prior to all this happening?

          So, what kind of work history did I have prior to all this happening?   I think I have an eclectic resume of employment that never bored me, and always challenged me.  I began my employment history, like almost every … Continue reading

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Making it up, making believe

So, there I was, finished with physical therapy.  As if the 12 weeks I was afforded by my health insurance had made some miraculous change in me…  Sorry to say, it didn’t.  I wobbled, banged, crashed, stumbled and fell just … Continue reading

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