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Now, Back to the Story…. That First “Coming Down”

           After my first extended TDU residual effect, Paul, Mitch, Yuri and I set out to investigate why I experienced the feeling of a 100-fold worsening of my vestibular dysfunction symptoms.  We couldn’t move on until all safety considerations were … 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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Exclamations, Grants, Money, and Move

            After our amazing discovery, the lab exploded into a flurry of electrified activity!   We invited my doctor and collaborator on the project, Dr. Mark Pyle, to come and see for himself what we discovered.  Within a few days, Dr. … Continue reading

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I Did It Without Thinking About It!

One morning I got up from bed, went downstairs, started coffee and sat at the kitchen table waiting for the first warm cup of the day.  I gazed out the window searching for signs indicating spring was on its way.  … Continue reading

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What if….

With the results from the initial trials in, we pondered how, for that small amount of time after using the TDU, the changes in my ability to maintain a balanced position were occurring.  No one knew, but I was certainly … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned….

It’s been a little over week since my last post.  However, please know I remain active with my Blog.  I am working on developing and adding sections to share and capture who I am and why this endeavor is so … Continue reading

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A Jettison Back to the Future, 1998-1999

          When I was introduced to my disability I was also introduced to a lot of amazing people, each who had been introduced to the same condition from the same antibiotic as I had been.  That guy really gets around, … Continue reading

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The Maze

The moment had arrived!  It was time to see what this sensory substitution stuff was all about.  Mitch showed me to a seat in front of a computer screen and a metal box with a knob sticking out of the … 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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Understanding DisABILITY

To understand something we usually try to learn as much as we can about it, right?  Well, I learned that disability falls into the search for understanding category as well. The Reading Girl by Magni, National Gallery of Art, Washington, … Continue reading

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