Archive for November 2011

Ann Lovell, 238 Pounds Thinner

Three months after Ann Lovell’s brother-in-law died from a short battle with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Ann decided that it was time for her to start living. First, she rearranged the furniture in her living room.  It was amazing how something so simple could give her a new feeling of accomplishment.  She adopted a new,... Read more »

Sandy Morgan: Cerebral Palsy Doesn't Keep Her From Dancing and Skydiving

When Sandy Morgan wakes up each morning, she has to have a cup of coffee before she turns on her computer and begins her day.  But Sandy doesn’t get the jitters from the extra dose of caffeine; instead, her muscles do a different dance due to cerebral palsy. I was introduced to Sandy via SendOutCards,... Read more »

Using Social Media to Make Medical Decisions

It started innocently enough with a post on Facebook: Well, the MRI shows a torn ACL and stretched/inflamed MCL. I’ve decided against surgery and going down the physical therapy route. Which means I’ll finally have a skinny knee. I had just returned from the doctor’s office where we had an intense discussion about the treatment... Read more »
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A Whack on the Head

Yesterday was just one of those freak things. I was attempting to barefoot water ski on one foot and tripped.  I took a nice little tumble on the water and rolled to a stop.  ”Wow, that was a heck of a fall,” I said to myself.  I rubbed my head and shrugged it off. As... Read more »