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  1. alansd

    Many Acres
  2. i too have some balance issues,, what helps are online programs for eye stability..using them on an ipad or such is very helpful. have someone hold ap a pencil in front of your eyes and then follow it as they move it around. Also my PT has me stand on a small suspension bridge i too have some balance issues,. Also my PT has me stand on a small suspension bridge that is held up by chains, they ask me to raise my weak leg.This is very hard as the thing keeps moving. The evening after my first work on this I felt my leg normalize for the first time in 4 years.It was exciting but on
  3. alansd

    huge elephant
  4. alansd

    We went through a similar time a year ago. Right at the start of covid , we both felt the house we loved was way too much for us. too much land, room, stuff! So we would drive around every afternoon after my wife came from teaching, to look at homes. We decided we both liked the area we were in, and wanted a smaller place there. Stumbled on a new development only a mile from our home, we liked the look and feel of the neighborhood, and toured the model home. It was love! Big benefits for me. No stairs, easy to access cabinetry, very efiicient and had a huge glass shower with no step
  5. I discovered d8 cbd recently.when a friends wife passed from cancer and he mentioned her relief from pain by this stuff. It is made from hemp not marijuana, so it is legal throughout the US. It is a method of extracting the thc that is different from that used for delta9 which is illegal. The properties of d8 are relaxing, non anxiety, elief of muscle tightness and it induces sleep. Ive been using the gummies and tincture in adropper. It is very effective for me, with my severe and constant neck issues especially. I dont drive when I am on it, to be safe, I could , as my c
  6. alansd

    my wife will tell me I am yelling at her, when I have no idea i was. If we disagree I have to make a conscious effort to be calm , not snippy.This has gotten better now that I do daily meditation, it has cleared some of my outbursts, in fact all of them.I even remain calm when a driver flips me off..which I despise. My issue is- I work so hadr at getting better and see such minimal results.Others comment "you are doing great" I want to say not true, but I just say thanks. The spasticity I have is relentless and makes everything a challenge.Seeing a neuro doc about an intrethe
  7. alansd

    i have slowed down and become an observer of life more, It makes me think about my life and aging ,etc.I just passed 72 which seems crazy to me, but other than the impairments I am healthy and doing well..I just passed 72 which seems crazy to me, but other than the impairments I am healthy and doing well. I listen a lot to Deepak Chopra as i had in the past, but now he is more relevant and interesting than ever, he has a very calming voice too.Life is a struggle but is going along well.
  8. this life I have is as you know hard and slow.I am used to go, go, go
  9. me too, my wife hates it when i cuss or throw something.Its frustrating to work so hard and improve so slightly,I find if I make my goals very short, it helps me. drive to the store/walk in after parking/get a power buggy to ride/find my purchases/pay/leave/drive safely home. I break it down. that helps me not get frustrated.
  10. from Flint Rehab;Good stuff;
  11. alansd

    If you use Sirrius radio you can replay little segments, I use it online and in my car.It is great,music, news, sports and talk.
  12. I hear God's quiet voice in messages I read and see and hear seemingly by chance,If you are open, these help guide you. I have been guided in many situations ,Now I feel like my regeneration will rise with Spring, in the warmth of the sun.Hope I heard correctly, only time will tell.We are going to Florida first week in April, we will see what might be.
  13. alansd

    finished my 9th hyperbaric treament today,no changes yet overall, but the contact at the clinic reiterated it could take 3 months or longer.He said to smile, be positive and hang in.Of course i will.
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    I wouldn't go that far, but I did enjoy some success and great times travelling and playing large venues.I also did solo music for spiritual purposes, and got to play in Israel, England and elsewhere, or did I mention that earlier? see me unde alan david messianic music on youtube as well. I am a Messianic Jew.
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    thanks my friend and fellow picker! Yes I haven't played a guitar in over 3 years now. I do dtill my 1960s fender amps, the stratocaster I bought at a store in Atlanta where i met my wife of 35 years, and several other nice guitars.I obsessively watch guitar video on you tube, and play keyboard on a yamaha yc . Fun to be musical if only in that way. I also write for the day when I can start up again,hopefully in 21.. o