Living in a Clamshell

Although I can hide it under my clothing, I am currently confined 24/7 to what is called a Total Contact Orthosis Jacket (TCO) which is specially designed to protect my spine while my broken vertebrae heal. In earlier times, accident victims were confined inside body casts, but with new modern materials, I get to wearContinue reading “Living in a Clamshell”

Shock Trauma Firsthand

I’ve always wanted to go on a helicopter ride, just not in a horizontal position! This past Sunday I went horseback riding on a narrow, steep trail and the horse lost his footing. I was thrown off and went flying in the air, and when I landed on the ground started to roll. Fortunately, ofContinue reading “Shock Trauma Firsthand”