Tuesday 02nd September 2014,
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Browsing the "proprioception" Tag

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Lift with your head: the other 90% of my brain

In the past I have viewed exercise as a chore. Repetitive weight lifting and mindless jogs on a treadmill were never my idea of fun. But I still have cancer in my brain–so I need to do something to feel like [...]

September 30, 2012 Surviving
What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

Back in November I started exercising again. And then about two weeks ago I hired a personal trainer to get my body back in shape. Of course, I told her about my medical condition, weaknesses and medications I am taking. [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
Continuing challenges

Continuing challenges

Woah! Now that I’m done with Temodar it seems like my cancer experience is over–but it’s not because I still have cancerous tumor in my brain. WTH! The weird thing (and all you brain tumor peeps know this) is that [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
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Our sixth sense: a lesson on proprioception

When I was reading My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, she said no self-respecting neuro-scientist would allow a surgeon into their brain. I believe she was alluding to how important this organ is to our functioning and [...]

June 13, 2010 In Treatment
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Photos: My brain as of May 21, 2009

Note to MRI newbies: Scans are always viewed as a mirror image; what appears on the left is really on the right, and vice-versa. See that empty spot in the left parietal lobe? That’s my brain hole. Actually, it’s more [...]

May 29, 2009 In Treatment
Genius idea

Genius idea

Guess what I’m going to do? I’m going to borrow a keyboard and play piano for a few weeks. Piano was my first instrument and I can still read music, but I haven’t played piano in a long while (8-10 [...]

February 22, 2009 Newly Diagnosed
Notepad

Notepad

Sometimes I use this space as a notepad when I find stuff explaining how I feel. Proprioception is tested by American police officers using the field sobriety test, wherein the subject is required to touch his or her nose with [...]

February 22, 2009 Newly Diagnosed