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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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What’s wrong with her?

I slowly pushed my walker down the sidewalk, each step a careful consideration. My walker was helpful in more ways than I know how to describe. My hips were still incredibly weak and bumped against the sides of the walker with each step; something that had initially irritated me, but I had come to appreciate. […]

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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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For my memory and my brain

I give up. I’ll fix my video upload thing tomorrow. YouTube link for now.

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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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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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