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Blues Luv'n Hippie

I'm an old hippie who lives, loves and plays the blues daily. I'll add more once I'm sure that this is not just another catfish pond.

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My Wheelchair Preferences

What is your reason for being in a wheelchair?I have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) which is now grouped under CRPS-I, which is all just a fancy term for bad neuropathy. It stems from injuries, nerve damage, and while it has consumed my entire body it is worst in my legs and feet. I'm prone to flare ups that leave me feeling like I'm wearing deep fryer galoshes filled with numerous sharp objects. It typically happens when I get stressed out or over do it, the later which I am well known for. Around the house I stay on my feet as much as possible, however I depend upon mass transit to get around and it really isn't a lot of fun having a flare up under those circumstances. It's weird as you can pound me with a hammer and it won't phase me, but barely touch my skin and it feels like I'm being shocked with electricity. So I've reverted to using the chair whenever I go out just to be safe. I had high hopes of getting it under control this year to where I could abandon the chair again, but that's not looking too promising. I suffered extensive severe crush trauma to my lower back, pelvis, both hips, and left leg back in 1997, helluva story if you ever care to hear it. I
worked my ass off to prove my doctors wrong and stand on my own 2 feet again, but the RSD struck and it's been a back and forth battle ever since.
How long have you been in a wheelchair?The past 4 years
Do you play any type of sports? If so which?Does Playing Blues Guitar Qualify as a Sport?

Appearance

EthnicityOther
National heritageAmerican
BuildA few extra pounds
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorSalt and pepper
Hair LengthShoulder length
Facial HairFull beard
Best featureEyes
Body ArtPierced... but only ear(s), Scarred, Visible tattoo, Other piercings
Health ConditionWheelchair
My AttractivenessAttractive

Situation

Relationship StatusSingle
Has childrenNo children
Wants kidsNo
Housing SituationAll is calm
Living ArrangementsAlone
Wants to RelocateMaybe
Has a carNo

Education & Employment

EducationUniversity Doctorate
SpecialtyEducation / Academic
Employment StatusRetired
Job Titledisabled dude playing guitar in the park

Leisure & Fun

TV preferencesNews, Cartoons, Documentaries, Situation comedies, Movies, I wish I had a TV, Sports, Reality shows, Re-runs, Science fiction
Favorite TV showsMy only "must watch" is college football. Aside from that, if it's funny or has a good plot I'll give it a look.
Favorite movies typesAction, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Thriller
Favorite moviesWow, seen too many to really say.
Music typesRock, Blues, Jazz, Ambient, Soul, Reggae, Folk, Punk
Favorite artistsI play guitar so my holy trilogy includes: Duane Allman, Alvin Lee, and Rory Gallagher. There truly are no musicians that I do not like, I love music period.
Reading selectionAnthology, Classic, Comic, Computers, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Instructional, Mathematics, Music, Mystery, Nature, Philosophy, Reference, Poetry, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Technical
Favorite booksHuge fan of Kerouac, Pinchon, and Grishman.
Idea of funGoing to a music festival, or just sitting at home noodling around on my guitars.
HobbiesLearning, Music, Photography, Camping

Personality

SmokerDon't smoke
DrinkingDon't drink
Social behaviorShy
Friends describe asCool
In High School I was a(n)Outcast
Sense of humorGoofy
My great timeHanging out with friends, Relaxing, Going to a concert
Always wanted to tryI have done everything that has ever interested me, form skydiving to cave diving and all extremes in between.

Views

Political viewsLiberal
ReligionBuddhist
Attend religious servicesNever
Goal in lifeTo be happy and share that happiness with everyone I meet. Also wouldn't mind being a rock star so being a better musician than I was yesterday is my mantra.