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April 2011

Curtain Call

opening night

Independence is just out of my reach, but it’s the one thing I foresee granting me control, which in my world is symbolized by driving. It equals autonomy and self-sufficiency. As you may guess or remember from earlier posts, my doctors banded me from the world of drivers. The days I cry. The days I […]

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Lexapro

I can run (figure of speech) to the drugstore and refill my medication (anti-depression) as I’ve been out for two days! Listen people, I hate to sound like a drug pusher, but for me, that stuff really works.

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Lesions

Lesions

Ankle-foot orthosis: A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot-drop. Abbreviated AFO. Also known as a foot-drop brace. This visit my imagination was equipped with potential neurological instruments that I envisioned propelling me back into the land of “the walking.”

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Clown tears

The Social Worker I see, knowing my personality, recommended Smokey’s lyrics when I asked her, “When should I get over my whole life turning upside down?”

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