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I’ve been lucky enough to have seen the northern lights 3 times in my life. The first time, I was in Prince Rupert, in northern British Columbia, the second time was just outside of Stockholm Sweden and the last time I was in Hazelton in northern British Columbia again . All three sightings were so amazing ! It’s such a beautiful sight. But I had no idea what I was seeing, REALLY.

Watch “Neuralink 2022 Update Is Here – Human Trials Coming!” on YouTube

I’ve been following news about Neuralink for the past couple of years and have been very impressed with what it may be capable of doing for me specifically. The fact that I’m dealing with hemiplegia, which means that my left side is permanently paralyzed because of the massive stroke I had nearly 7 years ago. Most stroke survivors are able to recover relatively quickly from their paralysis while in hospital those people have hemiperesis, which is a temporary problem, temporary meaning more than a month but less than a couple of years. I watched from my hospital bed so many people walking out of the hospital and I really hoped I would follow them but I’m still having to use a power wheelchair, because it’s my entire left side, arm included. So you can imagine why this news is exciting to me.

I don’t want to see your opinions about Elon Musk as a person or a business owner. I realize he’s a controversial guy. I also don’t want your advice regarding the fact that I don’t want to live out the rest of my life this way. It’s my life, not yours. So if you don’t have anything positive to add to the discussion please remain silent.

I’m posting this for others, like me who are also excited by the possibility of being able to use their entire body again or possibly the first time.

Watch “Reefer Madness: The Science of Marijuana with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Staci Gruber” on YouTube

Those of you who have been paying attention know that this is an important conversation in my life. I currently eat a 55 mg thc gummy daily to combat chronic pain. Which, for me, works far better than the opiates that they gave me in hospital. Unfortunately, they don’t get me high, but being pain free for hours is a high all of its own.