One small step for man

“Ugh,” I groan as I drop the block from my rather tenuous left-handed grasp. I’ve been struggling for the better part of the hour-long therapy session with a weak hand that won’t cooperate. How long will it take to accomplish such a simple task? How many more repetitions stand between me and and regaining aContinue reading “One small step for man”

Fast Fwd: Disability Dialogues, Interview 1: Find Your Success, Disability ≠ Failure

Name: Miqdad   Location: Maysan Governorate, Iraq   Governorate of Mesan   “Today I am studying a BSC in Business Administration and excelling in my studies.  I have many friends who love and respect me and who I also love and respect.  My disability is related to movement and is concentrated in my right hand.  I do mostContinue reading “Fast Fwd: Disability Dialogues, Interview 1: Find Your Success, Disability ≠ Failure”

The Long and Winding Road

There’s a first time for everything, right? Ever since my stroke, I have faced a lot of firsts:  my first time standing up from a wheelchair, my first steps, my first time moving my left arm. The list goes on.  A couple of months ago I found myself facing yet another first: my first forayContinue reading “The Long and Winding Road”

It’s not just for wrinkles

This week I am thrilled, practically bouncing off the walls at my doctors´office. “Christmas came early this year,” I joyfully exclaim to my doctor. “I’m getting my Botox injections!” ___________________________________________________________________ For all the skeptics out there, let me explain. Every three months, I go see my doctor, a specialist in brain injury medicine, for injectionsContinue reading “It’s not just for wrinkles”