SDR

A Brief Glance Inside

Maldives, South Asia, 2020 - An empty Maldivian Resort gym Source: Gym Stock photos by Vecteezy As a semi-companion to my last post, I thought I'd give an update on my personal training. A glance inside, if you will. You all know by now that training is key to my recovery from SDR surgery, right?… Continue reading A Brief Glance Inside

Controversy

Kindness: A Rarity

Yellow cleaning sign with the words "cleaning in progress" with a red symbol of a mop and cleaning cart. Source: Wet Stock photos by Vecteezy Remember me? I sure hope so! My bad for taking so long to write a new blog post. Things got hectic out of nowhere. Still here, though! Yesterday, I went… Continue reading Kindness: A Rarity

Daily Life

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

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

Don’t Forget To Feel Proud

As the end of this year draws near, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on one thing I accomplished that I'm proud of. 2020 was a tough one for all of us. Twelve months in. We all made it this far amidst so much tragedy and loss. We could all use some joy,… Continue reading Don’t Forget To Feel Proud

Daily Life, SDR

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

Daily Life, SDR

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

SDR

Returning to St. Louis

Just recently I returned to St. Louis, Missouri for a physical therapy evaluation and follow up with my neurosurgeon, seven months after SDR. I felt much more relaxed during this trip than I had the previous trip back in February, because well, I wasn't getting cut open this time around. Still, just because I was… Continue reading Returning to St. Louis