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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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Happy Martin Luther King Day

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement I want to expose another movement, a movement that like many others I did not know existed. This movement is the Disability Rights Movement. In 2011 PBS released 60-minute documentary called “Lives Worth Living” by filmmaker Eric Neudel. The film follows the evolution of the disability rights … 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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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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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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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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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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