I have cerebral palsy. This is how I run almost eleven months after my Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery with Dr. TS Park on March 29, 2013. Note: I could run before SDR.
SDR Update Today is my anniversary. Six months ago (on 3/29/13), I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery. It’s the only surgical procedure that can permanently remove tightness caused by spastic diplegia, the most common type of cerebral palsy. My four month follow-up visit in St. Louis with Dr. T.S. Park went well. He was thrilled
“When people believe in you, you can do amazing things in this world.” –Dwayne Wade I used to be such an avid basketball fan that – at the tender age of two – my love for Julius “Dr. J” Erving earned me the nickname “Doc” bestowed upon me by my brother, John. Or, as I’ve
I recently purchased a Living Social deal for four indoor rock climbing sessions. I’ve never done it before, so I have to get ready! Jon, my physical therapist at Plantation Medical Rehab & Wellness, created this contraption. Unfortunately, the volume on my camera stinks so you may not be able hear him explaining what we
SDR UPDATE – TEN WEEKS POST-OP: Here I am jumping for joy in physical therapy (PT) at Plantation Medical Rehab & Wellness. Although I could jump before the surgery (not sure if I could jump up on a step), I would not have been able to do this three weeks ago due to lack of
Here’s the latest SDR surgery update! On March 29, 2013, I had Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), a life-changing surgery that will drastically reduce and/or remove the tightness in my legs caused by spastic diplegia, the most common type of cerebral palsy. I found out about SDR last August. After getting the green light in October regarding
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~St. Francis of Assisi~ Today is the nine month anniversary of my blog. It is also the day I received news that will dramatically change my life. I am a candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), a surgical procedure