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Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Date of Birth:  Friday, December 10th, 1943 Date of Death:  Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Obituary:BERGUM It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Bergum; husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Larry was born in Killam, Alberta on December 10, 1943. He married Doreen Dumont of Sundre on October 8, 1965, […]

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Cancer

Cancer

For me cancer still carries the death sentence stigma. My generation has seen many advances in the care of cancer and the outcome of a cancer diagnosis has changed significantly in the last several years. Recently I had my first one degree of separation encounter with cancer. I learned a lot and there are many […]

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Detached Retina’s

Detached Retina’s

I have Ocular Albinism OA2, I think, part of the package is the retina doesn’t form property. This year we’ve been renovating. Last year paint outside. This year lost of paint and changes inside. I finally have a dedicated studio space, first time ever.     As with all things there is a price. When […]

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My Biosphere is Shrinking

My Biosphere is Shrinking

I’ve been back in Alberta now since July 2009. Ironically even though I grew up here I’m allergic to absolutely everything; pollen, duet, mould, all the trees all the flowers. I’ve found that even though I grew up in a house with smokers I can’t tolerate cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke all on its own will […]

Cycling

Cycling

I have cycled all my life. Cycling has always been a reliable way for me to get from point A to point B. I would cycle to the swimming pool or my friends place etc. I am adept at commuting on a bicycle and riding across the city if necessary to get somewhere. I’ve only […]

Downhill Skiing

Downhill Skiing

I love to downhill ski.   I grew up in Calgary forty five minutes from Banff and some of the best skiing in the world.     I learned to ski in Calgary at PaskaPoo renamed Canada Olympic Park for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.   Anyway when I was learning to ski we called it Poo Glacier as […]

Support Systems

Support Systems

As the Beach Boys put it, “I Get Around!!”. It’s all about gettin around. If you’re blind, simply put, you need to be the easiest date at the prom. It’s all about logistics. Getting groceries, getting to the doctor, getting the kids, etc. It’s about getting things done. Your support system is everything. Without it […]

Getting Medical Attention in Calgary

Getting Medical Attention in Calgary

I’ve been back in my home town now for a little over a year and a half. I want to share with you what you can expect if you are disabled and your in Calgary. If you can’t drive which I can’t its impossible to find a family doctor. There are so few doctors in […]

Pain

Pain

I would not wish pain on anyone.    I found out when my ankle was rebuilt that I have crushed vertebra L4 and L5 and messed up the disk between them.   I am relived that now I have understanding of the pain and illness I have experience but have not been able to resolve for most […]

Precor 9.35 Premium Series Treadmill

Precor 9.35 Premium Series Treadmill

Precor 9.35 Premium Series Treadmill
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Product Features Professional-quality treadmill for the home with innovative design that adjusts belt speed to foot speed Up to 12 MPH speed, 15 percent incline, -2 percent decline 23 preset programs including 1- and 2-mile, 5k/10k courses, 5 heart rate, 2 custom, 1 manual, 1 walk, 1 weight loss Handheld heart rate monitoring with compatibility for wireless monitors Lifetime warranty on frame, 10 year on parts, 1 year on labor Product Description Maxiargos.com Product Description The 9.35 Premium Series treadmill from Precor brings the latest design and technical innovations to your home. Whether running or walking, the 9.35 treadmill provides….

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Health Care Coverage

Health Care Coverage

    When I left Canada a number of years ago it was straight forward to get medical and dental coverage. If you were working for an employer that provided health care coverage as part of an employment package you were set. Depending on the plan you would get vision care coverage, prescription drug coverage, […]

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

  I’ve taken up snowshoeing. Its hard to get the exercise you need when you don’t drive. The gym is a logistical nightmare unless it is very close to where you work or you live. Making a trip to the gym adds significantly to your trip times if the gym is out of the way, […]

Dating a Sighted Person

Dating a Sighted Person

I’m still surprised at how many people find the blog by looking for relationship advice. Should I date a blind person, what can I expect from being in the relationship with a blind person. Lets turn it around for a moment and consider it from my perspective. What can I, being blind, expect from being […]