Monthly Archives: May 2009

So, I have to work… harder

I’m doing myself a favor, today, and doing some job-related work. I am usually working on something or another, and today (while I do other things), I’m running some programs on my work computer, so I have less to do … Continue reading

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All new me… all the time…

I have been contemplating my situation as an MTBI survivor pretty intensely, lately. Thinking about how it’s changed my brain — not only since 2004, when I fell down a flight of stairs and smacked the back of my head … Continue reading

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Strategies for avoiding TBI overwhelm

I’ve been getting more and more overwhelmed, lately. Things are piling up, and I’m falling behind. Then I melt down, blow up, can’t manage… Not good. Thing is, I know what to do… When it comes to avoiding TBI overwhelm, … Continue reading

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Brain-lock in the “all-clear” position

I have to just quickly post about this, because it’s so applicable to my situation, and it’s so current. In the Give Back Orlando material, Dr. Schutz talks about how one of the hallmarks of TBI is that the brain … Continue reading

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The problem with sunny summertime

Checking my blog stats, I see more and more people are finding their way here when searching for info about “light sensitivity”. Well, it is getting to be summer, after all, which means bright, bright days that are getting longer … Continue reading

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Completing the rewiring

Well, my old therapist (OT) has now retired, and it’s time for me to get on with my life. OT helped me a tremendous amount, while I was dealing with the initial shock and dismay of the dawning realization that … Continue reading

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Resources for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

I’m posting this here, so I can find it later Resources for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research It’s got all sorts of links and other goodies — just the ticket, for when I need to distract myself – which … Continue reading

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Constant vigilance is the price…

I had a great long weekend — in some ways. In other ways, it was totally harrowing. I spent much of Saturday and Sunday “playing hookey” — not doing the things I had on my calendar, like chores and odd … Continue reading

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I really need to feed myself

I’ve been working my ass off, lately, being busy-busy-busy, and I’ve developed a nervous twitch on the right side of my face, so I know I need to do some “radical self-care”. Switch gears. Change direction. Take a break. I … Continue reading

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Getting on with just living life

I had a good session with my New Therapist (NT) today. They say I seem to be doing really well, and I’ve really turned around my feelings about work and my ability to deal with the stress, with “lightning speed”. … Continue reading

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