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A Description of my Recovery from My brain Injuries

  1. Beat behind

    by , 05-22-2010 at 05:47 PM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I think I might be on to something. I don't mean to take anything from my fellow "wheelies, " but I think I finally figured something out.

    Most of the wheelies with whom I fence have been the victims of a traumatic accident that left them incapable of fencing on their feet. Or perhaps there is something physical. I have not met that many wheelies who have suffered stroke. Or in my case strokes.

    As I was lunging in the garage today I noticed I am a beat behind. When ...
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  2. I am about ready to give up

    by , 04-29-2010 at 01:57 PM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I had a private lesson last night. It went well, but my performance was less than I expected. I seemed tired, and it effected my form (and attacks). It could have been due to long days work. I need to rest before Summer Nationals. Also, I could not manage the arm speed of my previous day. I suspected that not warming up with attacks from a stationary distance might effect this. However, it could be that I simply have not perfected the attack from advancing.

    Rolls.
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  3. Is it really time to melt my chair into slag?

    by , 04-13-2010 at 11:46 AM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I have to vent. And you guys are the unfortunate recipient of it. I am so sick and tired of not being allowed to drive. Not that I have anywhere to go, but I would like the ability to go there. The club would be a nice place.

    I havenít fenced since NAC is Dallas and I am hoping to fence before nationals. I am back to doing my 100 lunges a day in the garage. Last night I thought about bringing the frame home with the spare chair and a box so others could come to me. I asked around ...
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  4. Is it really time to melt my chair into slag?

    by , 04-13-2010 at 11:46 AM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I have to vent. And you guys are the unfortunate recipient of it. I am so sick and tired of not being allowed to drive. Not that I have anywhere to go, but I would like the ability to go there. The club would be a nice place.

    I havenít fenced since NAC is Dallas and I am hoping to fence before nationals. I am back to doing my 100 lunges a day in the garage. Last night I thought about bringing the frame home with the spare chair and a box so others could come to me. I asked around ...
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  5. How I really feel about NAC this weekend

    by , 03-29-2010 at 02:30 PM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    I feel so torn. All right, I used not having my chair and having to use a right handed chair on Friday for an excuse. And I'm sure it had some affect on me.

    However, I still just sat there and watched straight attacks land or I knew what they were going to do and the command to parry and counter was either not there or a beat too late. When I got hit in the head I was stunned aand despite moving my head to try to correct it my double vision from my stroke is moving in from where ...
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