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letter to My Sister June 30, 2018

As to my physical issues the leg fusion has left me with days I cannot move, especially in the morning, After lying in bed for awhile, or even sitting down too long (my right calf muscle has so much tone  … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Fusing of my right ankle

February 21, 2018 I wish to make sure we agree on certain facts. The review department of Hospital for Joint Diseases has left me with no opportunity to review the mistakes that have lead to my continual pain and imbalance … Continue reading

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Marty Laster

I have been avoiding writing Marty’s obituary for  over a year now. It’s still hard to accept this fact, that he has passed away. At the end of his life he suffered through many health ailments, major ones that forced … Continue reading

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Harvey Alter –The Passing of a Dynamic Innovator

Harvey Alter became a victim of Aphasia after a successful career as a Criminologist. He worked with several speech therapists and became a solid public speaker, after the onset of his aphasia. He created the International Aphasia Movement, to provide … Continue reading

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Playing Guitar and thoughts on being mentally a guitar player without Playing

How Can I Start this Chapter, when all I ever wanted to do was play Guitar? Well a hemiplegic makes a poor finger-picker. One cannot play mental guitar for ever, when one once was a pretty high quality picker. Several … Continue reading

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When a respected East coast University Medical department starts acting like a Medicare Mill

My Accidental Right Wrist Fusion After a my disabling ischemic stroke, in December 11 2003, I agreed to a surgical procedure to relieve my right fingers curl. And also a separate procedure to straighten my `locked’ right arm. After my … Continue reading

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Robert Gellman

In the early days, before I established a positive identity as a disabled person. Robert was tremendously helpful to me. He was similarly disabled, and he was also highly intelligent and competent. He became disabled at a young age, I … Continue reading

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