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32 and going strong by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities On Thursday I celebrated my 32nd birthday and this one was definitely a special milestone. It not only was my first celebrated in Montana but it marks the doubling of m ... Read on »
5 weeks and counting by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The sun is shining out this morning and rumor has it that it may hit 70 degrees today! It's exciting knowing that this weather will keep getting better and better. ... Read on »
58,253 by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities This above number may be a random one to you, but for many people it's a sad reminder of a very dark chapter in American history. It's the number of Americans that gav ... Read on »
6 months and counting! by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It's a beautiful sunny day in Missoula but the wind is blowing like crazy. This afternoon I had an intake meeting with my Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. Things ... Read on »
A better week by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I'm feeling better this week and hopefully the antibiotics were all that was needed. I visit my primary doc on Thursday and I'm sure x-rays will be taken to see what ... Read on »
A brief update by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A cloudy Tuesday morning out the window but the sun is trying to come through. Summer is finally about here on the calendar and the weather has been great. It's been a ... Read on »
A bumpy week by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I was planning to have posted an update earlier this week but it's been a wild week for me. Last Friday, I experienced a burning pain on the left side of my chest. I ... Read on »
A few pictures by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I thought I'd post some pictures from the game yesterday and of my new chair. The game was an absolute blast and we won over Southern Utah 37 - 17! I'm really starting to ... Read on »
A great day by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today I attended a meeting with several department heads of the ND Dept. of Human Services and other concerned folks. We discussed how to broaden the amount of community ba ... Read on »
A great start... by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The last unofficial weekend of summer has come and gone.  As luck would have it the weather was cool, cloudy and rainy.  It's not the first cruddy Labor Day I've been through ... Read on »
A naughty Pug by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A funny thing happened on the way to the lab on Friday. Theresa and I stopped by the post office on the way, to pick up a package. I stayed out in the van with Kari while ... Read on »
A New Road by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Life has a funny way about it. We never know where life will take us or what tomorrow will hold in store. Everyday we go a little bit farther on the path we tread but some ... Read on »
A part of history by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Anticipation flowed through my veins as I awoke early Saturday morning. Barack Obama was in Missoula and in a few short hours I would be listening ... Read on »
A week to forget by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities This past week has been awful and unfortunately it will be awhile until I can put this week completely behind me. Oh well I guess life occasionally deals us a rough hand and ... Read on »
A Windy Day by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today it is partly cloudy and windy here in the land of Nodak. I guess you never know what to expect in the weather department. I have been writing an article for the ... Read on »
A year of freedom by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It's been already one year since I packed up and came to Missoula. This past year has been so life changing and since words can't describe my happiness, I'll let t ... Read on »
Accepted by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today I received some news that I never thought I'd hear. I received my acceptance letter and now officially I'm a student at the University of Montana! This news comes wi ... Read on »
ADA 15 Years Later by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Me and my bud Lori, originally uploaded by nodakwheeler. The past few days have been good and busy. On Saturday my friend Lori came down to visit me. She lives in t ... Read on »
ADAPT Fun*Run by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I'm one of a multitude of people who have survived terms of imprisonment in America's nursing home system. We have had to fight very hard for our freedom and our stori ... Read on »
Adventures in photography by Mark B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Living with a disability all these years has been an interesting existence. I've gone down many paths filled with several twists and turns along the way. I've met some fanta ... Read on »