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Tag Archives: anxiety
Last week was a full one. Full of news, both personal and international, and full of activity. My friends in Paris are safe. That is some consolation, as the terrible stories emerge. But it does nothing for those who were … Continue reading →
TBI can certainly make life interesting… in the sense of that old Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”. One of the “interesting” things about TBI, is how it can screw with your sensory perceptions, as well as you … Continue reading →
I had an interesting exercise, over the past week or so. My hosting account got hacked, earlier this month, and my hosting provider shut down access to all of my websites. So, I had to go back in, make copies … Continue reading →
Man, this is so messed up. When I think about it, I start to get pissed off. And then I remember what getting really pissed off does to me, and I back it down a bit. I get my mind … Continue reading →
10. Plenty of other people have had mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), and most of them are getting on with their lives. Brain injury / concussion is extremely common – millions of people in the US experience once each year, … Continue reading →
9. You may feel like this for a while. Yep, it’s unpleasant. Yep, it can suck. And yep, it can take a while to get all figured out. It’s practically impossible to explain to others what it feels like to … Continue reading →
8. You might feel like you are crazy… like you’re losing your mind. This is another very common complaint after concussion / TBI. Your brain is working differently than before. Maybe you’re saying and doing things that don’t make sense … Continue reading →
7. Being tired makes you cranky. It also can make you more emotional than usual. You may find yourself behaving in “strange” ways, or thinking “strange” things. You may also find yourself getting much angrier than before — and much … Continue reading →
6. All of this is going to make you feel very, very tired. The sleep thing again… I’m repeating myself, because it’s that important. Fatigue is one of the top complaints of people who have sustained a brain injury. For … Continue reading →
5. You are probably going to be more distracted than usual. Brain injury can make people very distractable. In my case, I am very light and noise sensitive, so on bad days, every passing shadow or bright light or sound … Continue reading →