Category Archive: Halo vest

Jul 17 2013

The Next Step in The Next Chapter

My neurosurgeon gave me the green light today, I’m very happy with that news. And our conversation went something like this: Get a lateral x-ray of how it looks today.That’s good, now lets look at the pin sites (the back ones are slowly coming around)Take the neck brace off and show me how you can …

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Jun 28 2013

2008, meet 2013

Speaking of countdowns (of course I’m writing not speaking but hey, it’s my blog so I can say that), I’ve been watching, tracking and waiting for this to arrive too.It’s been a nice distraction from thinking about the halo. My new Macbook Pro, with the old one underneath My original Macbook started giving me problems …

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Jun 25 2013

I Can Count the Days on My Fingers

When I wrote that title I was only thinking of the fact that I’m now into single digits in my countdown to getting out of this halo. Then it struck me:I can use my hands to count, just like a child. And I’m thankful. A lot of friends have expressed how happy they are that …

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Jun 19 2013

Two weeks. Yes, I’m counting

All day the thought of not being inside this set of bars has been on my mind. By this time two weeks from today I’ll know how things have gone and for better or worse I should be free of my halo. I hope for (and expect) better, not worse. The sensations I have from …

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Jun 17 2013

I’ve never been a hairy man

A tease from a friend and fellow cyclist about me having hair (the “I won’t believe it if I don’t see it” kind of comment) prompted me to take a picture, which led to a little thinking, which led to this post and gallery. Let me start by saying that I’ve never been a hairy …

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Jun 05 2013

I have a date and it’s July 3

Today was my first official checkup with the neuro trauma team @ Sunnybrook. I knew it would just be to see how things are progressing so I didn’t have big expectations on finding out what the timeline looks like. I left there feeling pleasantly surprised. And in some ways it’s not really surprising. Once we …

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Jun 03 2013

How to wash your hair with a halo vest

This was a search query that made its way to my site and for whoever that was I’m sorry to say I don’t have any info online. It gave me reason to pause and consider this, perhaps I’ve been working out something and sharing my experience could help. So let me fix that now for …

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Jun 01 2013

A time of contrasts and contradictions

In some ways time is flying by, while dragging its heels in others. There’s no denying that the past couple of months have been a challenge and I know the challenge will continue a while longer. So far so good though, I’m still up to the challenge. May was busy on a professional level, quiet …

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Apr 18 2013

The Halo Vest

A lot of friends have said they intend to drop by for a visit (and Tony was the first as he dropped in this morning… great to see you, and thanks Tony!). Just so people aren’t too surprised by what a Halo vest looks like here are a couple of photos. It is basically a …

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Apr 17 2013

A Hardware Upgrade

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, the last entry is just before Andrea and I headed down to North Carolina. In addition to looking forward to having fun riding and getting caught up with some friends I was also intending to write up some product reviews. I still intend to write those …

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