After realizing that I could make music again, I had spent night after night getting my music together and making CDs for some of the people that had shown their concern for my well being by visiting me in the hospital and/or contacting me or my mother. I wanted to share with them my discovery […]
When I graduated high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the rest of my life yet. This did NOT seem to be acceptable to my parents or teachers. My understanding as a high school senior was that because I had a good enough GPA, and because college graduates are able to […]
I began walking daily; and even short walks down my street would get me winded almost instantaneously. My whole body was very weak, especially my lungs. What little lung capacity I had would vanish and soon the panting would begin. So then, I would focus on breathing in a controlled and steady meter, and continue […]
This video was taken on December 2nd 2011. The goal in this video was to do push-ups from my knees because I did not have the strength to do them normally. I was incredibly weak. Every morning I woke up in pain. It was a pain unlike any I had ever experienced. My legs were […]
The weather was getting perfect in my opinion. It was cool and brisk, but not freezing. It was usually dry too. We planned to go to Houston to celebrate Thanksgiving with a friend of my mom and John’s named Lisa Kelly. She is a doctor and was so helpful to my mother throughout this whole […]
Because I was uninsured and waiting to be accepted by CRS (Comprehensive Rehabilitative Services), we had to weigh the therapies that I couldn’t afford to loose ground in and pay out of pocket to continue my rehabilitation. After I began Vision Therapy, the next move in my triage of care was Aquatic Physical Therapy at […]
I have Diplopia or double vision. The image that I see with my right eye is below and to the right (outward) of the image that my left eye sees. Individually, each eye sees clearly, but the two images don’t line up when I use both. This is why I wore an eye patch for […]
So I was in Texas now. The weather was just fine, and I was miserable in my own skin. Why? Because I had a brain and body that didn’t work together. That being said, I was also grateful and hopeful for a chance to recover. Now that we were in Texas, my mom and I […]
“You’re not a real Texan until you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America.” – Joe Bob Briggs While I was celebrating my last night in NY, my mom and John were packing my things. I can’t express how amazing it was to have this help and support. My mom tells a story […]
I planned a going away/birthday party on October 1, 2011. I decided to throw it at Ali’s (Bar 280) near my old apartment. I was to leave the following morning on the 2nd. I planned to stay at my old apartment with friends and see my dog for one last time before I left. I […]
PEG stands for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy. It is a tube that enters the stomach through your abdomen. It was kinda like an artificial umbilical chord and I was bored with it. It’s like a catheter only in the sense that there is a hard plastic balloon inside my body, only this one was in my […]
I used to play guitar and sing before the accident. After going to Ali’s on September 3rd, 2011, we walked back to the apartment and and dug out my first acoustic guitar. It wasn’t my best guitar; in fact it was my mom’s brother’s guitar that he had given to her. She taught me to […]
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