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Sunday, June 25, 2017

What I would do if I could for a day...

I would skip a rock.
I would grill a steak.
I would go for a swim.
I would feel the sun.
I would give you a hug.
I would ride bike.
I would cry.
I would roll in the hay.
I would shake your hand, firmly.
I would stretch out.
I would be happy.
I would be different.
I would slap a gap and slide into 2nd.
I would touch my toes.
I would give you the finger.
I would feel the rain.
I would mow lawn.
I would ride horse.
I would cast a line.
I would laugh.
I would hold your hand.
I would kick a tire.
I would run.
I would wave hello.
I would drive a vehicle, real fast.
I would throw a baseball.
I would work cows.
I would go up and down steps.
I would push your chair in.
I would climb a mountain.
I would snap my fingers.
I would clean a fish.
I would do what I want.
I would help you with anything.
I would two-step.
I would eat a taco.
I would feel the trigger.
I would draw a picture.
I would never let go.
I would open the door for you.
I would punch someone.
I would walk the dog.
I would put in a chew.
I would probably get punched.
I would build something.
I would work hard and sweat.
I would be the same.
I would wave goodbye.
I would do all that in one day…
--Clint Lindemann 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Where to go for Spinal Cord Injury info

Here are two websites to remember if you ever want to find out anything about spinal cord injuries.

You can join the CareCure forum to collect or acquire information if you are a person with a spinal cord injury, family member, caregiver, health care professional, researcher or a friend of a person with a spinal cord injury. This spinal cord injury message board is run by Rutgers University.

CareCure has over 70 forums where there is discussion about everything from life, care, legislation, advocacy, sports, travel, pain, caregiving, technology, relationships, politics and much more. No subject is taboo, trust me. I have learned a lot of pros and cons about different medical procedures I have had done and/or might have done in the future. There a lot of great suggestions that can only come from someone who has gone through it.

This website has just popped up that I think will be another good resource of information. It is called SPINALpedia. I have just become a member and am just figuring it out. But it looks like it will be a great place to share ideas and do research.

There used to be a website called apparelyzed. But for some reason the owner of the site took it down. You can't even go back in time in the Internet world to get any of the info. It is a real shame. That was the best website out there and it is all gone.

If you are looking for more information about spinal cord injuries whether you yourself are injured, am a friend, family member or medical professional, I encourage you to take a look at these websites. The amount of information on them is mind-boggling. If someone has thought of it is on there.

Friday, June 16, 2017


For you trail cam aficionados here is all you need to know for the new trail cams for 2017. If you are looking to buy one for yourself or you are going to buy one for someone, hint hint, there's more information on this website then you need to know. Click the link below.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dreams and stuff

Dreams are crazy thing. Some people think they have meaning and others do not. I do not know which way to think but this is how my dreams work.

I rarely dream. Or I rarely remember what I was dreaming about. But when I do remember it is usually not a good dream. You would think dreams would be something "dreamy." Not so much for me.

When I dream I would say pretty much 100% of the time I am not able bodied in the dream. Meaning, I am not running around the base paths. I am not hiking through the mountains. In my dreams I am not in a wheelchair either. In my dreams I am pretty much like a blob on the floor with two arms and a head sticking out. Weird stuff. The only way I move is if people grab me by the hand and drag me around. It is crazy and not very pleasant when I remember my dreams. I would much rather wake up oblivious to what has been streaming through my mind all night.

A lot of people who are paralyzed have similar dreams like this. It is crazy to read about other people's dreams and what they go through in those dreams. Sometimes they are not in a wheelchair. Sometimes they are in a wheelchair. Rarely they are like my dreams and get dragged around. In a small percentage, they are able bodied in their dreams. I have not found any explanation for these types of dreams. I imagine there is no explanation that can be scientifically proven.

I don't know if I want to dream that I am running and walking around only to wake up and realize that it was just a dream…

It is crazy how the brain works.

Another thing that is weird is when I think about myself going down a hall or down the driveway in my wheelchair, in my mind I picture myself walking. I do not picture myself in a wheelchair. Like if I am with a bunch of people and everybody is standing around, in my mind I picture myself like everyone else.

I know the wheelchair does not make the person. The person makes the person. But sometimes it is not very confirming at what the brain thinks of and perceives as real.

Thanks for reading, Clint

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Trail cam season has begun

Have started setting up trail cameras. Excited for the upcoming season. There should be some big boys roaming around that I know made it through the off-season. #moultrie #mossyoak