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The Unfortunate Fusing of my right ankle

February 21, 2018 Andrew D. Polon  343 E. 30th St. NY 10016 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 … 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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Love is anything But

When you fall in love you’re able to take a welcome Brief pause in the chaos of life A safe island where you can catch your breath. We grasp for happiness and feel it slip away How to slow down … Continue reading

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