Although working smart not hard is always my goal when you have a disability, smart work morphs into a necessity. If your weak left side keeps you from carrying a box of items down a flight of steps, you better … Continue reading Brains Over Brawn
This is post 3 of a multi-post series about my DBS Journey. Make sure to catch Part 1 and Part 2 as well. Forty-seven years ago when I was mastering the art of walking I was cute, daring and most importantly, closer … Continue reading Learning To Walk Part 2
In January 2017 I received my DBS. Pre-Brace Information: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in September of 2009. With the exception of weakness on extremely … Continue reading Learning How To Walk Again With My Dynamic Bracing Solution (DBS)
A few months ago I was frustrated by my continued gait dysfunction. No matter which medications I’ve taken (Copaxone, Tysabri, Ampyra, Low Dose Naltrexone), therapies I’ve attempted (yoga, Feldenkrais, Anat Baniel Method, physical therapy, myofascial release, basic calisthenics), or medical … Continue reading 2017: Cautious Optimism Or Reckless Certainty?
I have foot drop. Foot drop sucks. Foot drop is a gait abnormality where I’m unable to keep my foot flexed while walking. This results in an awkward dragging of my foot-hiking up my hip action with every step I take. I trip … Continue reading Day 9: Failing at Foot Flexion
I really need to get out more but the truth is, it’s hard to leave my house. I have to wear a special brace on my ankle that attaches to my shoe to keep my foot flexed. As of now … Continue reading Day 6: Failing at Leaving The House