Monthly Archives: April 2009

no one believes me after mtbi

Yesterday someone found their way to this blog by typing in this sentence. And the other day, I fielded a comment from another TBI blogger who has been having problems getting support from her family. I think one of the … Continue reading

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How to ask for medical help

It’s only taken me 20 years, but I’ve finally figured out how to ask for help from medical folks in a way that not only lets me sound halfway intelligent, but also helps them to help me. I had a … Continue reading

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Ouch

Physically, I’m in a lot of pain, these days. Ouch! Someone touched my arm the other day, and it was like they were driving a hot poker into my skin. Crazy. I hate when it happens, and the stupid thing … Continue reading

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Life – the best therapy of all

I’ve been checking my stats, lately, and they’ve really taken a nosedive. From 2,555 on a peak day a few weeks back, to 67 yesterday.  I’m not sure why my stats peaked over 2,000 several days in a row. A … Continue reading

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An answer right under my nose

Crazy me… Here I sit in my study, periodically looking up at my calendar, now and then, to remind myself what the date is… I have a “zen art” calendar that has pictures and sayings on it, and I have … Continue reading

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A beautiful day to pace myself

Well, I’m happy to report, this day is off to a really good start! First off, I was able to sleep past 7:00 this morning! I can’t remember the last time that happened, even on a weekend. I took some … Continue reading

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Moment by moment – on mindfulness and TBI

About a year ago, I had a conversation with a friend who was wondering aloud how I manage to get through life with the deficits I described to them. I had just finished telling them about my memory problems, my … Continue reading

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Brian Scalabrine keeps his head up

Great article at the Boston Herald… check it out Brian Scalabrine has optimism in his blood. The Celtics forward is to positive thinking what Paul Newman was to acting and salad dressing – synonymous with the concept. So when Scalabrine … Continue reading

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Basta with the credit lectures!

Here’s a somewhat rambling end-of-day post about something that’s near and dear to my heart — credit cards! Lately, it seems like I can’t turn on my radio without hearing someone offering help for credit-strapped consumers. Let the record show … Continue reading

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TBI Survivor Loved Ones – Don’t Put Up With Our Crap!

If you are a friend or family member or a significant other of someone who has sustained a head injury, you definitely have a unique set of challenges. Head injury is a terribly intrusive and disruptive condition to deal with … Continue reading

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