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A new beginning!

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9 years recovered!

It unfortunately seems like the only time I get a chance to write is when I am reflecting on time and remembering how far I have come. Life is so different now. I still struggle with walking easily, but I walk! I have RAN with my son, who has grown so big and is just amazing! 6 years old! My career is in hyperdrive, really pushing my mental limits! I basically just wanted to say thanks and never give up. Hope will see you through. It definitely saw me through...

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I'm back, after 8 YEARS!

So many emotions right now... Pride that I've lasted and thrived, joy that my life is better with my little son and beloved wife and sadness that I left such a dear resource behind as life got busy... First off, after almost exactly 8 years after my stroke, I'm doing fantastic. I can walk well, feel better, even lost 45 pounds! I've been looking into doing advocacy work for the disabled and have gotten great treatment for sleep apnea... If you have it, try the TAP device! Also, I must apologiz

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Good times

Hello all.. Long time no write... I feel incredibly lucky that I am keep transitioning. I get feelings of intense pain on my affected side and then, a few days later, I can feel those portions of my body a bit better than before. I have also become quite good at walking and can now jog a bit! Most of my new acquaintances have no idea I ever had a stroke!   I still get tired, exhausted and all that, but I can never let it affect my spirit. I have been playing with my new son, going to

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Been a while and BIG news!

Life can be crazy... in Jan, I celebrated my 2 year anniversary of when I beat my stroke. Yes, I consider it a victory. A life threatening event and I survived. The woman that caused my stroke turns out to be an awful woman and I can only pity her and pray that she becomes a better person in her bitter old life.   Now good news! Me and the wife decided to start a family and had a little boy! He was born in June and has been such a joy. My life has been so much better, less pain (still the

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Two Year Anniversary!

It's been two years since my stroke! Wow! After finally getting over my immense anger at the woman who basically caused it (hit me in an accident) and recovering nicely, I feel okay today. I bite my thumb at my stroke. It never beat me, never broke me and I carried on. Again, it's all about support and the will to carry on and fight. I hope all of you are well and thanks for the support this last 2 years. I will always value it immensely. Talk to you all soon!

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Happy Belated New Year!

So, it's been awhile since I wrote! I am doing very well, everyday is a bit easier than the last. Besides the dizziness and eye issues, I feel like I am doing well. I am able to work and do things I enjoy doing without a substantial amount of effort. Feeling a bit of anger towards the woman that caused the accident that injured me and caused the stroke, makes me feel guilty, but I have come to realize that she obviously didn't mean it and if she could take it back, I am certain she would.

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oh hai! It's Nov!

Wow, been awhile but thats good. It means I have been busy! Working is great and recovery goes well. Just yesterday, after about 1 and 11 months, I can feel temperature again! I actually had to use a jacket! Hooray! I honestly feel all I need is to get better balance and I will be pretty close to 100%. I have been very fortunate and can't imagine how I could get by without support. I hope everyone is doing very well. The elections were very exciting and give me lots of hope for the U

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AUGUST already?!

Where did the summer go?!   Wow, before I know it, Christmas will be here.. what a great summer though. Vegas, Dark Knight, Comic Con, work.. wow. Been busy! Recovery goes well, less pain, a bit more stability. I have dreams of running and cycling so maybe it's my brain telling me these things will be possible. All in all, I am doing fine. Less sharp stabbing pain and better balance have helped. I am going back to rehab to see what I can do to improve my balance.   These next few mon

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It's July!!

A little late, but it is, in fact, July! So busy!! I went to Las Vegas last month and it was great. My disabilities didn't hinder me much, if at all! I had some trouble doing some stairs at that Beatles: Love show. So steep! Of course, the nerve pains were still there (as always) but I am almost used to constant pain, it almost didn't matter. Anyway, a good time was had by all! That Beatles show is incredible! I recommend it!   This month I should be even more busy! BBQs, little kid BDa

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Summer!

Yah! It's summer! I am finally going on a vacation! it's been three years since I got a real vacation. Being laid out from a stroke certainly doesn't count!   I am going to Vegas, so walking will be a must. I am happy about that. It will give me much needed practice.   Going out and doing things has been great. It's always good to test yourself and get out amongst the masses. Went to a few great concerts and I am going to the San Diego Comic Convention! It's worth the effort. I went

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Not going anywhere

Hey All, It seems like my last post was taken as a goodbye of sorts.   Nope, just a confirmation that I feel I have reached another new beginning,   It's always a good idea to stop and assess how far we all have come and look forward to all the progress we will make in the future.   Thanks again guys!

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You All.

I think I have reached a point where I feel "normal" or have a new normal. I still feel dizzy and have lack of pain or temp in random spots, but it seems like I don't notice the barriers I used too. Of course stairs and such still give me issues, but in light of where I was, it's easily ignored!   I just wanted to say thank you to you all for the kind emails, messages, comments and inspiration. I marvel at your courage an dignity and reading your stories have made me appreciate my life a

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MAY! Almost over already?!

I have had a very spectacular month. My friends and family have been very supportive and their love and understanding have made me incredibly strong. I got an opportunity to go and donate my wheelchair that I no longer need to the rehab center I stayed in last year for a month. They were the kindest and most patient staff I could hope for. I was so happy to see them again, under much happier circumstances. I was great seeing their faces and I made sure to stress how important their job

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London or bust?

As March approaches, I find myself wondering what the month will bring. After my accident and stroke, I tend to take things very slowly. I also find myself not wanting to squander opportunities. I seriously considered jumping on a plane tonite to go see Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party and the Cribs at the O2 Arena in London. I live in Los Angeles.   I am thankful for my second chance. I refuse to blow it.

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Um, is this thing on..

Well, it's almost been a year since my life was changed forever. All it takes is a stranger to take her eyes off the road and plow into me. My stroke certainly took half of 2007 away but I am very lucky thats all it got! I am feeling very good these days expect for the fact I have severe pains at random times. It seems there are unexpected that lead me to recover more and more. I watched my nephew learn to walk and decided we would do it together. I was inspired by music more than ever. My

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3 Year Anniversary of Recovery

So, I haven't written since October! Wow, time flies! I hope all of you had amazing holidays! My little guy has taken up all my time and I have been kind of overlooking any discomfort or pain I get. He needs me so I have no time for ailments! It's worked out okay! heheh! Today is my 3 year anniversary of my stroke and I don't know how I feel about it. I am angry that I am not as healthy as I was 4 years ago, but happy I am alive. I don't carry around the resentment for the idiot (haw) th

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Happy New Years and 3 Years recovered!

So, I haven't written since October! Wow, time flies! I hope all of you had amazing holidays! My little guy has taken up all my time and I have been kind of overlooking any discomfort or pain I get. He needs me so I have no time for ailments! It's worked out okay! heheh! Today is my 3 year anniversary of my stroke and I don't know how I feel about it. I am angry that I am not as healthy as I was 4 years ago, but happy I am alive. I don't carry around the resentment for the idiot (haw) th

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