After years of delay, dashed hopes, and lame excuses from disinterested companies, residents of rural Hanover have finally found Internet access nirvana — at least those with the technical skill needed to administer a “real” network. Continue reading
I’m cleaning out and consolidating my draft posts. Here are a few older items that are still timely … you might say they passed the sniff test. Continue reading
A revolutionary brain-imaging tool has been developed for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Would it also work for other degenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s and fronto-temporal dementia? Continue reading
I can see a pattern emerging in the device tuning process and aftermath: Initial results are encouraging, but after a week or so some of the unwanted side effects start to edge their way back into the right side arm and leg.
It’s still a good thing, having this hardware in my head. The process feels more like I’m taking two steps forward, then a slow half step back. My right arm is not nearly as sore as it was, although the latent muscle tension is still there. The dystonia in that arm is creeping back. My right knee is tracking better, but not quite as well as the day of the adjustment.
The left side continues to be an issue. Meds control it for about half the day; the other half ranges from mildly uncomfortable to completely unusable, cramped and painful. Surgery within the year? It’s likely.
A team of researchers has developed an imaging technique that clearly shows the tangles of plaque that are a defining feature of Alzheimer’s — a huge breakthrough for both clinicians and researchers, and for people with other conditions, such as Parkinson’s. Continue reading
Almost two days since the device was last tuned, and the improvements to my right side functions are still accruing. The constant muscle tension is abating, even in places I hadn’t expected (like my neck). Posture, gait are doing nicely, right leg tension is easing, and right forearm is steadily releasing as well. What a relief!
Yes, the last time I saw the doctor was in February. Time flies. I’m happy to report a potentially really good session was had on short notice this afternoon. Continue reading
I started the day intending to make some phone calls and updating the blog. Instead, I got sucked into cleaning out my inbox. This isn’t the kind of flow that excites the Malcolm Gladwells of the world, is it?