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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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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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=(

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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When it all comes down

My stay in the rehab hospital became routine. Up at 8, breakfast, therapies until 3 with lunch somewhere in between, dinner at 6, asleep by 9. I went to sleep earlier toward the beginning of my stay and gradually began staying up later. At first, I would fall asleep on the shower bed during my […]

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