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Please Advise: The ABRT Movement

As you probably already know, I am a spinal cord injury victim and believer in activity-based restorative therapy (ABRT) as performed at establishments like Race to Walk/Project Walk. With all the research and success stories associated with activity-based restorative therapy programs where are we with implementing them in hospitals as well as insurance coverage for it in hospitals and private … Continue reading

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NRN IS DEAD (The Wake Up Call)

I know you all were probably on the edge of your seat waiting to see how week two of NRN went, WELL……………. It started off a little rocky because of the long Labor Day weekend on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday went great and well Friday lets just say I ended the week with a bang! On Friday, I rolled to … Continue reading

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NRN First Full Week

I made it through my first full week of NRN. It seems like its improving each day. What do I mean by improving you say? I’ll explain it the best I can without getting too technical. There are physical therapist/technicians that move my legs through the walking motion. If my legs are tight or spastic it is hard for them … Continue reading

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Starting the Neurorecovery Network

All righty then… Let me see… I’m trying to figure out where to start because my last entry was, wow, on my rebirth-day, 8/1. I have to do better! Well, I’m back in Atlanta for the Neurorecovery Network (NRN). It started on Wednesday with some baseline testing. The coolest test they did was a standing test to see what my … Continue reading

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Iphone Lover

A big chunk of my morning has been devoted to figuring out and paying these medical bills. This is not just a SCI thing, anybody who has had a major medical event knows that medical/insurance billing makes no sense. The good news is that with the use of the iPhone/iPad I’ve been able to take care of this myself rather … Continue reading

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Loosing My Grip!

My wrist seem to very very slowly getting better. If you have been following my progress you may recall around last September I lost the wrist function that I did have, which was wrist extension. Wrist extension is when you can bend your wrist up like you are doing the Motorcycle. This function is very important because it gives me … Continue reading

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I Love My Wife

First thing I want to say is that I love my wife, Yasmine, so much and I greatly appreciate all that she does for me and the boys. Second, I want to give a shout out to all the single parents out there. I try to do as much as I can with the boys and provide moral support for … Continue reading

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Fat Boy

Today will be a light one, today I want talk about all the fat @$$ quads out there! Just kidding, lol, kinda… After my accident I lost around 50 pounds and I wasn’t fat to start with, unless you ask G Pitt, so I was looking pretty anorexic. Now that I have regained a healthy amount of my weight and … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

This weekend, was Cinco de Mayo and I had a great time hanging out at my friends house, who had a nice family friendly Cinco de Mayo potluck lunch. Now that the weather is getting nice I really like to get out more and be social, but its not as easy as it used to be. Yesterday was a prime … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Hype/Prognosis (Chuck D Voice)

Ok today I want to show you what the medical outlook is for me based on my injury level. In all honesty it is quite depressing so before I tell you I want to give you reasons why I don’t believe it and why you shouldn’t either. First thing is that I believe in God and through God all things … Continue reading

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