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I’m 5 years, 2 months and 2 days post-stroke. (Likely 5 years, 2 months and 3 days, by the time I finish writing this. It’s late.) 5 years. 5. That’s half a decade. Oy. 3 months and 4 days since I last updated this site. Sorry about that; I just wanted to step back for […]

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-364 days

1 year ago – Monday, May 16 2016 I waited, excited and nervous. Tomorrow. A burr hole will expose the surface of my brain for the very first time… tomorrow. Less than 24 hours. I don’t remember what I did that morning, or the days leading up to it. I know that I watched videos […]

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Brad

Brad Blaes  5/14/1987 – 2/7/2017 Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3

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A simple piece of mail

I carefully hold the pen in my left hand and sign my name. The letters find their way onto the signature line; shakily formed letters written in blocky print, like those of a child who’s recently learned to write and hadn’t quite mastered legibility. I sucked at the flesh of the inside my cheek, relaxing […]

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A look back

So, I’m going through a pile of cards, papers, and notebooks accumulated during my stay at inpatient and during my time in the Challenge program at TIRR. I came across the very first thing I wrote after the stroke. Pics are below. Made me smile. I’ve come so far. Sometimes I forget. I don’t want […]

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It’s been… interesting.

I’ve debated about posting a video taken just after the stroke, but here goes. *deep breath* First, a few pictures taken 22 days before the stroke: 20 days after the stroke: 2 years and 10 days after the stroke: It’s been interesting.

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Yay and stuff!

Guess who can (finally) walk with zero assistance? *Breakfast Club fist pump*

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It’s been a while…

Okay. It’s been a *ridiculously* long time since I last posted. And, naturally, a lot has happened since then. Joelle’s last post was about a precious little girl who died of cancer. We went to her memorial the next day. Joelle’s still healing. I love her. People die. It’s fact. That still doesn’t mean that […]

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Weekend Snapshots

I made tuna croquettes on Saturday. :] Alton Brown’s recipe is wondervulles. Saturday @ IHOP with Mom, Dad, Derrick, Andrea, Crystal, Bobby, and Renee: That’s it. Goodnight. ❤ ellie

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