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“I want to ride my bicycle”

I push and pull on my pedals quickly, but still rarely push past 81rpm. Slow. I shake my head slightly, avoiding wasting breath on a sigh. My goal is >90rpm. But that’s okay. Steven said it will come. Don’t focus on cadence just yet. I’m still learning to ride my upright trike. My speed on […]

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Videos: 3/20/16 – 3/21/16

I didn’t record any videos today because I’m feeling sick and slept most of the day. So you get yesterday’s videos. Melly saying happy birthday to my mother yesterday, during the drive to the restaurant: There’s a Matchbox 20 song for this: And a couple of videos I found from 2014, 6-8 months post-stroke. During […]

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Time to start over, again.

I sigh as my right hip buckles to the left, causing me to tip too far to the right. My right arm flaps for a moment, contrasting my left arm which remains steady as I reach it behind my left buttock to brace for the fall. My left leg shoots too far to the side […]

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Back to music

I’m too excited to not write a quick post about this. I just played a 12 chord progression on my classical guitar for the first time in 2 years, 2 months and 1 day. That’s 1,401 days since I last played a recognizable chord. My first college major was music performance in classical guitar. I […]

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I really wanted to do that half marathon in January. Brady/tachycardiac heart fluctuation crap is grrr. I’m also simply not ready, so there’s that. Sigh.

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Brain matters

The above is an image from a series of MRIs that were taken within days of the stroke. The dark grey area is the area that was affected by oxygen loss during the stroke. That area is now dormant or idling. Someone asked me to talk about the physical changes in my brain, so I’m […]

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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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Treadmill fun

These videos are from today’s PT session. Never give up. 🙂

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…what was I talking about?

Since last night’s post, a few people have reached out to me to tell me that they’re very happy that I’ve recovered and/or that I’m an inspiration to them.

1.) THANK YOU to everyone who has read any of this blog, kept me in their thoughts, kept in contact with me, etc. This blog was meant to be a simple outlet and has turned into a way for me to communicate more easily to my family and friends, the difficulties and triumphs that have come my way over the past 2+ years.

2.) I can’t emphasize this enough: I have not recovered.</strong

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Yay and stuff!

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

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