Updates Category

Cyborg status: pending

Click here to watch DBS seminar hosted by Mischer Neuroscience Institute DBS overview from Mayo Clinic (webpage) I’m running late. I’ll post more this evening.

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Brain surgery. So that’s cool.

Guess who just got approved and scheduled for DBS surgery? YAY!!! Surgery prep tests start tomorrow. Brain surgery on Tuesday. I’ll video an overview of the surgery tomorrow. I was just too excited not to post.

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Well, lookie there!

But I can write again, so yay!!! *feeling awesome*

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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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