Tag Archives: Courtroom

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

I recently saw a photograph of Dr. Liar, the lying neurosurgeon who slammed a mallet into my spinal cord causing permanent damage during what should have been a routine Cervical Discectomy and Fusion surgery. This photograph is the first I … Continue reading

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A Year of Blogging: Helping Others and Me

On February 8, 2011, I created and posted my first blog. It wasn’t an idea I had given a lot of thought. It was one of those ‘things’ that came to me and didn’t leave me alone until I followed … Continue reading

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Strength and Survival

I bet many of you may assume I am writing about my disappointment in the ever-growing attention given to Black Friday and the lack of focus on the real meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday. While I am extremely disappointed that … Continue reading

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Hurt, but Not Broken

My husband and I watched a 1982 movie that I wasn’t sure I was prepared to see. The movie, The Verdict, with Paul Newman, is about an alcoholic, ambulance-chasing lawyer named Frank Galvin who pursues a difficult medical malpractice case. … Continue reading

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A ‘Flutter’ of Activity

“Life is what’s happening when you are busy making other plans.” I mentioned this song lyric in my first blog posting in early February and need to mention it again since I find it a very fitting statement for this … Continue reading

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Is Not Guilty the Same as Innocent…?

Those reading this post are likely to be surprised that I am writing about the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict in my first post following the conclusion of the trial. I have to be honest, listening to the verdicts from … Continue reading

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Being Neighborly

On Friday while driving home from an appointment, my husband and I passed a gentlemen who was in his yard using a weed eater to trim the grass in his ditch that was close to the road. Each car that … Continue reading

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Disability and Medical ‘Rules’

I learned no matter what is going on in life, good or bad, life still has a way of moving forward.  This occurred first-hand in many ways following my spinal cord injury and the trial, but to the large extent … Continue reading

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Free to be the ‘Old’ Me

Following my four-month hiatus from the world, I realized that my Tempur-pedic wasn’t going to help with anything other than sleep.  I needed to snap out of what I was going through. Being a person who liked to make lists, … Continue reading

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Losing My Music

Music had always been a huge part of my life. While growing up I sang in choir in church, chorus in school, attended Christian youth group music camps, sang in the community choir and was selected for a 12-member group … Continue reading

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