Monthly Archives: December 2009

Back on track…

Back in the regular world today, after being out of it for the last week. The trip to families went extremely well. Better than expected. Better than ever. It’s hard to believe how difficult it was for me in the … Continue reading

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My nephew has had at least 12 concussions

Or so he proudly announced to the family the other day, after he had a hard fall while sledding and was knocked loopy for a bit. He sledded down the hill to a ramp some kids had built, lost control … Continue reading

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Looking back on the last year

I know it’s Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day is still a week off, but it’s never too early to consider the course your life has taken, and make a note of where corrections need to happen. The things I’ve … Continue reading

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But Mr. Scrooge… It’s Christmas Eve

Whatever faith you are, whatever inclination you are, whatever you think of this time of the year… the nights are getting shorter, ever since December 21st, so that’s something to celebrate. In a few more weeks, it won’t be quite … Continue reading

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Doing it differently this holiday season

I did something quite unusual last night — I went Christmas shopping by myself at a much slower pace than usual. I didn’t manage to buy everything I set out to, but I got everything I could, and I got … Continue reading

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Dangerously dizzy… but life won’t wait

I’ve been increasingly dizzy, the past few days. My left ear is squishy and has been making its presence felt. Pressure in my head, and fatigue… I haven’t had good sleep hygiene, for the past few weeks, and it’s catching … Continue reading

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Update 12/18/09

I’m a blogger, and this is my blog, and I haven’t posted anything for days, so now it’s time for me to do the thing I do as a blogger – post. More and more people, it seems, are discussing … Continue reading

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Solutions-Oriented TBI Recovery

I’ve been having a pretty good month, so far. Actually, the goodness goes  back to late November, when I planned and completed a very successful Thanksgiving. It wasn’t successful in the “worldly” sense — it was successful interpersonally and individually. … Continue reading

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I’ve decided not to fire my therapist… yet

Note: I unpublished this post from 2009, for some reason. But reading it again today, it still seems very important to mention. So, I’ve published it again. I’ve been agonizing a bit over my therapist, lately. And it’s kept me … Continue reading

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So, I’m not the only one whose memory got hosed…

Just found this article about Jamal Lewis’ decision to retire from football after a concussion. This sounds eerily familiar: After calling time on his playing days, it’s reported Lewis was unsure his retirement from the NFL was the right decision, … Continue reading

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