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Things are hitting me harder today.

Only 15mins since my last post, made a sale on eBay, good buyer, easy pick-up (no postage!).

But I could feel it: the creakiness and stumbleness. The unease that is the rubrics of everything, every minute interaction. He’s an easygoing bloke, making jokes, talkative. I feel lagged every sentence. I’m even tired of describing ‘lagged’. The couple of seconds behind everything feeling.

I’m quiet and unresponsive and painfully aware of missing seconds of interaction. It’s “not a big deal” and possibly “not even noticeable” in terms of “you look fine”, but you can bet it is noticed in the subtleties of social interaction and everyday dynamic. It is noticed and missed, and the opportunities slip away unable to be retrieved.

I make typos that I correct in this post, also creaking along. The legacy of the last concussion in early June. The 3rd one…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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