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Mary Beth

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Ivana,

l'm reading a new book on neuroplasticity written by a physician, specifically dealing with motor issues (CP).  It's terrific.

 

The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk

by Karen Pape, MD

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Mary Beth,

I have found this: http://www.karenpapemd.com/the-boy-who-could-run-better-than-he-could-walk/

At the same time so many emotions and feelings are mixed here - I do not know details, but as we discussed occasion when the father of neuroplasticity taught his father to walk again after a massive stroke, I assume this is on a trail of this.

I will definitely try to get a book... Tnx! :)

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Mary Beth,

still waiting on your thoughts on this book. Very curious to hear from a hearing perspective but also from a balance perspective as I had to relearn how to walk after a Labrynthectomy in 2011

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I found this book to be average 

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I would.  The other book on neuroplasticity was much better.

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I will have to look into the other one. Just my experience from the Labrynthectomy left me fascinated with how the brain can adapt

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The labrynthectomy experience for me was such a relief.  It has been my CI experience that promoted my interest in neuroplasticity.  From this beeps/static/marimba/whale songs to what I hear now.  Amazing!

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Ok so I've had 39 surgeries total. 19 brain surgeries. The Labrynthectomy ranks as one of the worst. I had had 6 inner ear surgeries before the Labrynthectomy including a bunch of others, including a number of brain surgeries. I guess my brain had had enough of the surgery thing. My Labrynthectomy was the worst. Granted it ended unimaginable agony but the immediate aftermath of the surgery and rehab were brutal. 

I think more so of my particular inner ear issues ( 6 surgeries) plus the down playing from the surgeon of the recovery. It was tough to recover from. That said, I had had I think at least 35 major surgeries before then. So my body was telling me I needed a break. 

This past Sept. 2nd has been a full year since my last surgery. To put that into perspective, I haven't gone a full year without a surgery in 17 years. 

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All that said, I was back to martial arts, running 24 hour ultramarathons, high level personal protection security within a relatively short time. 

To stand next to a U.S. State Senator armed and charged with his protection, screams that there is nothing you can do  regardless of your hearing ability!!!!!! 

Adapt and overcome!!!!

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