Celebrating 25 Years of Locked-In Syndrome (Tribute to a Wonderful Life)

07.01.2020

Celebrating 25 Years of Locked-In Syndrome

(Tribute to a Wonderful Life)

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January 10th, 2020, is the 25th anniversary of the stroke. An average cerebral infarction takes about six minutes. Mine took over twenty hours. In all this time, the doctors could not figure out what was going on with me. They ruled stroke out because the thinking at the time was that; only people over forty years get brain infarcts. I was only twenty years old at the time. 

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The Locked-In Traveler: Pool Pleasure

01.01.2020

The Locked-In Traveler

(Kati’s Wheelchair Traveling Journals)

Pool Pleasure

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Going to pool is my favorite therapy because usually, my body feels heavy but, in the water, I feel weightless.

The swimming pool at the therapy center does not have a ramp, but a chair with a small crane. By the pool, the therapist first puts the floating device around my waist. Then I am transferred from my wheelchair to the pool chair, and then I am lowered into the pool.

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