Monthly Archives: March 2011

Adapting to Impairment

This afternoon I received a very inspirational and supportive phone call from Stephen Fangio.  Several years ago, at the age of 22, Steve lost his left leg as a result of a motorcycle accident and has since made it his goal … Continue reading

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Red or Black?

Yesterday was a fairly mellow and relaxed day in preparation for an intense week ahead with a CT/PET scan Wednesday morning, pre-operational appointment on Thursday, and surgery on Friday.  We watched the movie Fair Game; an eye opening film based … Continue reading

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Testing My Emotional Breaking Point

On our cross-country trip home, I got plenty of sleep in the car, but it was irregular and often interrupted by whatever was happening.  Shannon on the other hand had minimal sleep altogether.  Also battling the time zone change, we … Continue reading

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Our Trip From the Rearview – Part 2

The next two days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning, meshed into one long day as we drove straight through from Lake Tahoe, CA to Rochester, NY without stopping for anything other than food, gas, and restrooms.  I remember the trip … Continue reading

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Our Trip From the Rearview – Part 1

Early Thursday morning the timing worked out perfectly such that Mom was able to drop Aaron off and pick Dad up at the Oakland Airport in one simple trip.  It was about 4:30 AM when Mom and Dad returned to … Continue reading

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Audrey 0.0

After a three-day whirlwind cross country trip, we arrived home this afternoon at 1 PM.  We left California at about the same time this past Thursday, and other than a short 6 hr overnight stay in Lake Tahoe we drove … Continue reading

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Formulating a Plan

With plans to return home for another surgery, we had to decide on two things, how do we get there, and when do we go?  It only seemed to make sense to me that we drive.  We’ve been hauling the … Continue reading

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