My Incredible Shrinking World

There are no straight lines when treating diseases, conditions or syndromes. Doctors rarely give an exact regimen to follow. Ask cancer patients how many micro and macro therapeutic decisions they are forced to make. Speak with a Type 1 Diabetic about the different insulins and glucose monitoring kits he must choose from. Ask someone suffering from…

F**K Anatoly’s Mom’s Disease

The Neubie is still impressing the heck out of me. I’ve made more lasting improvements and experienced more carryover with this machine than with all of my other treatments combined. After 4 months of home use, I’m happy to report the following improvements in my left leg: Am I walking better? Nope. Am I improving…

Ten Months

Ten months from now, my daughter’s wedding celebration will end with a reception. Thanks to COVID, different religious beliefs and cultural preferences, what normally would’ve been a wedding weekend has been spread out over a year’s time. They self-officiated their legal union this past October. National Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC My son-in-law’s family hosted a…

100 Days of Self-Care Results Post

On December 7, 2020, I decided to commit to 100 days of self-care. I’m happy to report that I woke up today, Day 100, feeling lighter, more stable and moving better. I’m lighter because I started Weight Watchers in February and have lost 10 pounds. I like WW because there are no good or bad…

NewGait => NewMoves => NewHope

I wish I felt comfortable making videos as that would be easier than writing. I’d rather talk than write any day. Because I’m a speech therapist? Maybe. Because I was a teenager in the 80s, constantly on a phone attached to a wall? Probably. In lieu of a quick video update, here’s the latest addition…

100 Days of Self-Care Update

To all social media fitness, wellness, medicinal, nutritional, alternative, and disease management influencers out there, way to go! Writing (and editing), recording (and editing), taking photos (and editing) takes a lot of time. I now understand how that becomes a full-time job for you. My original plan was to document a daily self-care achievement. For…

What’s Working Part Three

For the last eight years: I can easily walk around my home with and without an AFO and without using a cane. I grab onto walls and furniture as needed. I can walk outside with an AFO and cane for 20 minutes maximum before stopping to rest. I can walk 1.5 MPH on a treadmill…