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, 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
I am currently sitting in our bed with Baby Loco snoozing by my side and a hot pink globe is projecting stars on the ceiling. Continuing this blog on my own is a task I never wanted to manage. Here I sit with tears in my eyes. Mr Loco is star stuff. I am a … More The Unexpected Journey
I’ve been going to physical therapy every Monday & Friday since I was released from the rehab hospital. Every month, they have to reassess patients for fall risk and progress toward reaching goals.
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
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.
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.
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.
At the end of my first hospitalization, my physicians wanted to send me to an inpatient rehabilitation facility; a facility where I would be taken care of by a skilled nursing staff and pushed to my limits by a team of highly-trained physical and occupational therapists. I objected and ultimately refused at the time. I didn’t … More They tried to make me go to rehab…
When Mrs. Loco asked me what I wanted for Father’s Day, I told her that all I wanted was to be at home with her and our daughter. When I was released from the hospital, all of the physicians told me that some days would be better than others. I should expect to have good … More You can’t always get what you want.