Month: December 2012

Sensory Overload

I’m at the ocean right now and yesterday my friend and I took a walk on the beach. I didn’t wear shoes. I realized halfway through the walk that this was the first time since the stroke that I’ve walked… Read More ›

That Day

Christmas can be extremely depressing for some people.  Most people are conditioned to think that you HAVE to spend the holidays with others.  You don’t.  I’m taking a vacation to avoid Christmas.  I used to think frequently “why didn’t I… Read More ›

HIIT

HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.  This is what I do.  If you google HIIT you’ll find some really complex, confusing protocols.  A neurologist, I see a lot of those, asked me about HIIT because I’m a physical therapist and said it… Read More ›

Cassie

Cassie is my dog.  Cassie’s my soul mate.  We both had strokes at a young age.  Anyone wanna tell me the odds of that cause I think it’s pretty f’in weird.

Visitors

About a week into my hospital stay, I had a 2nd stroke.  Or really 3rd stroke I guess, I don’t know, I’m still not absolutely clear about all of the details of what happened to me.  This stroke was hemorrhagic, it… Read More ›

Hotels

Thanks for this idea Mom.  A friend and I are taking a trip to get the hell out-of-town for Christmas and obviously we booked a hotel.  The hotel we booked upgraded us for free without telling me.  That’s really nice. … Read More ›

Feelings

I’ve been feeling pretty down lately and the best thing anyone has ever told me is it’s OK.  Whatever you’re feeling, it’s OK and completely understandable.  Saying to yourself “this will pass” or “you’ll get through this” is true but doesn’t… Read More ›