Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An injury and the repercussions I've dealt with since July 09'

It's not that I have been slacking off with my photography, but have been for quite some time now unable to shoot due to an injury I sustained in mid-July 2009 which resulted in a brain-stem concussion and issues with my cervical & thoracic spine. For legal reasons, I can not say how this incident happened, but I am happy to let everyone know that it was not in any way "climbing" related.

A brief history:
My diagnosis went unknown for about 2-3 months until I was able to finally see a neurologist and they were able to get an MRI of my brain and c-spine. I slept about 18-20 hours a day during that time. My concussion symptoms finally left me around Nov/Dec. Since then, I have been battling different musculoskeletal and nerve issues throughout the right side of my body, which keeps me from holding a camera and lugging around equipment. I am still unable to perform these tasks, but am finally feeling that I am on the right path of healing with my current Holistic healer, Neuromuscular Therapist & Acupuncturist. I owe everything to these 3 people that have helped me when the Western Doctors "told me that this is something I'm just going to have to live with."
I will be traveling to see an Osteopath in June.

I can't wait to get back on the road, kick it with old friends, shoot and climb and regain my old lifestyle that I've had to deviate from this past year.

Thanks for reading and it still might be awhile before I'll be shooting, but please check back.
Until the future...

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