Before and After

I have so many ideas that pop into my mind but the moment isn’t right to sit down and write. Can I think of any of those topics again when I have a sleeping child? NEVER. The topics I end up writing about are the ones that pop up again and again and I basically … More Before and After

Hello Baby Loco

Hello Baby Loco, My name is ________, and I was lucky enough to meet your dad Mr Loco around the same time you did. You were born into a neighborhood that is pretty special. Everyone that moves into this neighborhood has an opportunity to become part of the ______ St Family. Luckily for us, your … More Hello Baby Loco

The Big Money

When your body starts doing weird, scary and painful things, paying for care is the last thing on your mind. Or at least it was for me – I was more concerned with actually getting treatment, which was difficult enough. It’s not that I didn’t think about it at all – at $100 for emergency … More The Big Money

Best I Can

When I had my first EMG test, my neurologist looked at the initial results and remarked, “this is bad, very bad.” I had no conduction below the knees, and very slow conduction along my ulnar nerve, which controls the pinky finger. 

What’s your damage?

I went to the neurology office Thursday morning for the nerve conduction test that I mentioned in the previous post. To make a long story short, the neurologist and his assistant zapped my legs and arms with low current electricity and measured the time it took to travel through my nervous system.  

So what now?

I’ve been home from rehab for a little over a month. The current state of my condition is that I have some parasthesia and reduced dexterity in my hands as well as neuropathy and nearly complete paralysis of my ankles & toes.