Welcome to my blog! Bear with me as this is the first time I’ve done this so I’ll hopefully be updating and improving this blog over time but for now, I wanted to put something out there for you all to see.

I decided to have this blog and share my thoughts and experiences publicly for a few reasons. First, I don’t want to bombard people with numerous long emails and I figure this way you can learn about my status as you like. Second, I want to outline this process I’ve undergone, to highlight milestones and achievements, describe challenges and setbacks, and chronologically capture steps of my recovery. Third, I want to discuss and share the differences and similarities of the conventional medical approach (what my medical insurance told me to do) and alternative approaches, ideas and treatment styles that I have undertaken. And last but certainly not least, I hope to be one small resource for other SCI patients and shed some light on the decisions I’ve made and the impact they’ve had on my recovery.

I welcome your thoughts, suggestions and feedback, so please feel free to leave a message or shoot me an email.

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19 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. So happy that you are doing this, Arash! Eager to follow what you post here. Sending much love and many hugs as always! Caren

  2. Arash,

    I stumbled upon this on facebook and love how you are turning this injury into a an inspirational and educational lesson for all. Been a long time since we together – sorry to hear about your injury, glad to see your spirit is still strong, man! -Colin Hughes

  3. Hi Arash, I just read the injury portion of the page. I’m so sorry to hear about this. You are an exceptional person and I would be willing to bet that you’ll be back on your feet soon.

    I’ll be following along and supporting you from afar.

  4. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story. I love you tons and I know you will be back on your feet. Sending you aloha from Maui xx

  5. Arash,

    I remember you, from Backroads training, as a man whose bright soul shone through his smile. I’m glad to see you are carrying your positive outlook forward as you face this great challenge. Wishing you continued strength and courage!

    Andy Marse

  6. Arash, you are a true inspiration. I believe strongly in the power of the mind and the will, and you are clearly on the right track. Sending love and support, and congratulations on all the hard work you are doing. Wishing you many accomplishements to come, and continued success in working toward your goals.Thank you so much for sharing your story, and the knowledge and insight you have gained.

  7. Arash jaan!
    Our thoughts and minds is with you! You have done such a great job to start this blog. It is very well structured and will be a great help to all those who are in the same situation.

    Bonne courage

  8. Arash, thank you for sharing this with us. It must be so tough at times. I always thought you stood out, because of how much energy you put out, and how it was clear you grabbed life by the horns. Those qualities certainly don’t seem to have diminished! I think of you often, and hope to see you soon.

    – Daniel

  9. Arash Jan, Our thoughts and prayers are always with you,Minoo and Shahin.
    Greatest thing about you ; there is not an Once of Quitter Gene in your DNA!!

    Sarshar, Mandy , Ariana

  10. Arash, you are amazing. Doesn’t the saying go, “the strongest soldiers are sent into the toughest battles.”? Thank you for sharing the story of the front lines. I am excited to read about how you will overcome this, and the lives you will affect in the process. You are in my prayers, my friend.

  11. Arash Aziz,
    It is with overwhelming admiration that I read your writing. We keep on doing so. Everyone in my family is following the steps you take in your recovery and are confident about your success.
    Jaleh and Faramarz Pakzad

  12. Querido Arash,
    Just read about your journey and got to the website through FB. Thank you for such a BEAUTIFUL message, so full of wisdom. I was a little girl, but I remember well to see my mother feeling much beter when using cupping therapy for spinal disorders home. Time went by and some conservative doctors rejected her options, but my parents still think that alternative approaches are crucial.

    You’re also very talented on inspiring important reflections Arash… I’ll certainly follow up the upcoming good news!!!

    You’re an illuminated messenger. I’ll always have you in my heart. Keep shining!

  13. Reblogged this on The Blissful Adventurer and commented:
    This blog follows Arash and his compelling and ongoing story of recovery from spinal cord injury. Arash is a dear friend and talented writer who is putting his natural hopeful and confident tendencies to good use sharing this grueling daily journey to recovery. I urge anyone with an interest in the human condition or coping with their own unique recoveries to read along from the beginning and welcome this vivid writer and resilient man into their lives.
    Cheers to you Arash,

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