I woke up yesterday with hours to go before the alarm went went off and felt horrible. I was thinking I might have to cancel my therapy sessions for the day, but I would see how I felt when I got up. I was feeling better, but definitely not 100%. I decided to go and just push through and go. It was time for my evaluations-my therapists checked me out and see where I was from last month. I’m down to having OT and Speech, in OT she tested my grip strength and measured my arm movements. She reported that just about every number got better and just a few things stayed the same. This made my day, I’m getting better! At Speech we talked about where things are and the number of sessions I’ve had with her have been very good, she has taught me some eating and drinking tips to help with that too. A couple of more sessions and she’ll discharge me. I wish my speech was as: clear to Emily as it has been to my therapist, oh well that’s marriage. :-)


I’ve been in a wheelchair full time since 2006 and I’m here to say that most days I’m fine with it. Don’t get me wrong I’d rather be able to walk and do everything I used to, but being here has given me a real appreciation for life and a chance to be introspective andContinue Reading


I pride myself in being open and vulnerable and in that spirit here goes. I came into my son’s room this morning when he was ready to get up. I was so excited to be the first face he saw. He just brightens my day, I love getting to see his smiling face and talkingContinue Reading

I’m back

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m back at therapy. I had been debating this for a while-would it mean defeat or that I’m going backwards in life. I had gotten a prescription for PT and OT from one of my doctors, but the biggest kick in my butt came from my neurologist. IContinue Reading


I haven’t blogged in a little white, I have been working on a number of things. There are some business opportunities I’m taking care of-more than just books in my future. And there’s this other thing… a child. I am a self motivated person to begin with, but having a son has definitely pushed meContinue Reading


Writing A Family Thing was a difficult process for me. Not only because it was fiction, but because I had to relive areas of my life that I wasn’t proud of. Although I’m not proud of these things they’re part of my life and helped form me into who I am today. That’s right IContinue Reading


I’m finally taking a breath, this has been one of the craziest and most gratifying months of my life. I released my second book, A Family Thing, Sunday, February 9th. It was really nice, a relaxed open house, I got to spend a few hours with friends and family. In a few weeks Emily wouldContinue Reading


Yesterday I released my second book, A Family Thing, at an Open House. It was at my in-laws community clubhouse. That was such an enjoyable experience. There were friends and family just coming in and hanging out at their leisure. When I released my first book, unDIAGNOSED, it was at a restaurant and a littleContinue Reading


This is tough to talk about, but it has to be done. Sunday was Emily’s last orchestra concert for awhile and the one I look forward to the most, it’s a holiday event. This year was like all others except for the end. We were getting things together to leave the venue. It was snowyContinue Reading


I have been open about my journey this whole time, I won’t stop sharing now. On this limb now I have a kid coming and here are some of my thoughts. First and foremost I am super excited! It is a boy and that is really cool, my is smiling down for sure. I amContinue Reading