Archives for the Month of July, 2012

Americans

Americans / Wellcome Images

Americans / Wellcome Images


Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – landmark legislation that advanced the civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the nation. More than 54 million people in the United States live with a disability of some kind.

Dance

Dancer / Library of Congress

Dancer / Library of Congress


I dance funny because of my stroke. My right side doesn’t move as well as my left. That’s OK. Dance!

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Chart / Wellcome Images

Acupuncture Chart / Wellcome Images

Before, my brain was sending the wrong signals to my arm and hand. That sucked. Now, the main problem isn’t brain signals but just muscle tightness. My rehab doctor suggested acupuncture to relieve it.  There is a doctor at the rehab hospital who has also trained in acupuncture. I have gone once.

Needles poked. It didn’t hurt. I waited for a half hour.  They came out. I haven’t noticed a big difference. We shall see.