Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Stolen Memories: Ilderton Conversions

Today is both of my son’s last day of gymnastics camp and they will be putting on a performance to show off their new skills. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending. I will not see my 3 year old in his first performance or see how my 6 year old improved from last year. I will not be there to hug … Continue reading

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Thank You Santa

Dear Santa, I want to thank you for building and storing the Power Wheels Dune Racer for the boys and storing it in your workshop. While I’m at it I want to thank you for doing the same last year with the bike, etc. and thank you and Mrs Claus for watching the house while we were in Atlanta. Ok, … Continue reading

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The Bittersweet Walk

You know I really enjoy my afternoon walks with my son Jaxon, but they are truly bittersweet. The Sweet On the one hand I am thankful that I have the ability to take him out on walks by myself, that in itself is a big deal under the circumstances. We stroll around the neighborhood scoping out the neighbor’s decorations, nature, … Continue reading

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The Monster is Gone, Ain’t Nothing Like Giving

It’s official as of this weekend my old monster handicap van is gone. As much junk as I talk about my old van I know it was a huge blessing for us to get a reliable accessible vehicle at the price we did. It served us well as our transitional vehicle over the past 2 years. Yep countless trips to … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point

Yesterday, I reached the tipping point, I fell out of my chair for the first time! I’m not really sure what happened. I was in the shower chair with my nurse and I told her I needed to lean forward because I was feeling dizzy. The next thing I remember is feeling my head hit the tile floor. The nurse … Continue reading

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It’s My Party

Yep, today is my 2 year rebirth day, the anniversary of my life changing accident. Every time one of these milestones come up they bring about mixed emotions. On one hand I feel great full for my life and all the progress I have made. On the other hand I feel disappointed that I’m not further along. It’s also crazy … Continue reading

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Freaky Lady

Last weekend, we went to Atlantic Station to see the new Monsters movie with the boys. Afterwards, we decided to take the boys on the little train ride. As we were waiting for the train 2 ladies and a little girl came up to ride the train. I stayed behind with stroller and so did one of ladies. We start … Continue reading

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People Against Dr Prescribed Nocebos, PADPN

People Against Dr Prescribed Nocebos, PADPN (pronounced pad pen) coming soon. This will contain info on SCI you may not hear from your doctor and hopefully motivation to keep up the fight.

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Whatchoo Talkin Bout Willis?!

I found the following information online the other day and wonder why my doctor didn’t discuss this when going over my prognosis. Instead he only gave me the stat that I only have a 3% chance of ever walking again. “AMBULATION AFTER AN INCOMPLETE INJURY According to the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury, or WISCI, more than half of … Continue reading

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Panhandler

Ok let me start by giving you a list of phrases: Can you Will you Do you mind Please help I need Pass me I need support Please donate These are all phrases of need and dependence and I don’t like it. I haven’t been this dependent on others since I was in diapers. Having to always ask for stuff … Continue reading

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