Daily Life, SDR

Resolutions and Truths

My bad, I haven’t posted since last year…. Ok. That’s the first and only time I’ll make that kind of joke. Seriously, though… Happy New Year! Is it still acceptable to say that? It’s unbelievable that it’s mid January already. Such a weird and strange time as we head into what is unfortunately another year… Continue reading Resolutions and Truths

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The Assumption of Shyness

Once I insisted on hiding my crutches whenever there was a camera pointed at me. I guess I wanted to feel like they didn’t constantly follow me everywhere I went, just for a moment. I was frustrated. Impatient. So I posed without them. Even if I lost my balance and fell over or looked awkward… Continue reading The Assumption of Shyness

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First Solo Subway Trip

Me standing with my forearm crutches in front of the Lexington-63 St Subway Station in New York City. My logo is in the bottom lefthand corner in white I have some (slightly delayed) news to tell you all. Maybe it's not really news. Oh well. I'm telling you anyway. A few weeks ago, I took… Continue reading First Solo Subway Trip

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Kindness and Carabiners

Myself, sitting outside and wearing a Yankees baseball shirt and sunglasses, smiling. Logo in white in the bottom left corner. When I wrote my first Kindness post, I definitely did not anticipate that I'd get to write another one. Cynical? Maybe. Little faith in other humans? A bit dramatic. Realistic? Totally. Call me Pleasantly Surprised!… Continue reading Kindness and Carabiners

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Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

So, my first post on this topic was written all the way back in March of 2020, a year ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Here's how. In those days, I'd just had SDR. I went to physical therapy four times a week, Monday thru Thursday. It was hard but necessary work.… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

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A New Kind Of PT

Following all COVID-related protocols, I recently started personal training, a key component of my rehab from surgery. I've done a bit of personal training in the past and loved it. Was super excited to start up again. Well, happy to report that so far, so good. Thought I'd go into a little bit about my… Continue reading A New Kind Of PT

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Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus

Source: Stock Photo from DepositPhotos So I've been trying really hard to keep up with my exercise regimen at home, especially now that I'm reducing the number of formal physical therapy sessions during the week. My regimen includes stretching and strengthening exercises like straight leg raises and bridges, among others. I've tried to do these… Continue reading Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus