Monthly Archives: October 2011

After concussion… then what?

I’ve been thinking a lot about concussions, as they are getting more and more airplay… and the first “wave” of pro athletes who have gotten some serious press about being concussed (Sidney Crosby, expecially) are headed back to the game. … Continue reading

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It’s time to go

Oh, gawd, here we go… So, I’ve been experiencing what amounts to a pretty phenomenal TBI recovery, getting back a quality of life that has been slowly (and quickly) eroded by successive traumatic brain injuries over the years. I’ve come … Continue reading

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Small details, big changes

After waking up this morning feeling rushed and aggravated, I stopped and did my sitting/breathing for a little while, then did some exercise and had my breakfast. I ate twice the protein I usually have. I’ve been feeling run-down and … Continue reading

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Oof

Man, am I wiped out. I’ve been working late and getting up early. Adjusting to this new job in this new locale. Longer drive isn’t that bad, actually. Gives me more time to listen to my music. It’s the work … Continue reading

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Justice for Marcus

I recently came across a blog that’s really affected me strongly — Real Estate Savant …. Justice for Marcus, a Brain Injured Young Man With Aphasia. — which talks about the experiences of a young man named Marcus who sustained … Continue reading

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Back to Belleruth

Today I start going to my new office. It’s a bigger, newer building than the one I was in before, and it has a lot of nice features. It also has some drawbacks, but I’m working with them. I’m working … Continue reading

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When absolutely positively confident, do… nothing

I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about how tbi has messed up my ability to assess situations. From tests in school to social situations to job situations, I’ve often found myself quite unpleasantly surprised by outcomes that I was sure … Continue reading

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Doing really well

At the risk of jynxing myself, I’m going to say “out loud” that I’m doing really well. I’ve been doing my breathing and sitting, first thing in the morning, and sticking with my morning routine. I have also started exercising … Continue reading

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Starting Again After a Brain Injury

Great first person account here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/opinion/sunday/brain-injury-and-building-a-new-life-afterwards.html?pagewanted=1

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chaos – ridigity – mental health

More and more people are coming to this blog, looking for ideas on chaos and rigidity and mental health. I suspect it’s due to the “Mindsight” work of Dan Siegel, whose work I’ve read. I’ve also seen him speak at … Continue reading

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