Hello Saturday – welcome!

Got some work to do

I’m having a great Saturday, so far. I woke up early and got some work done on a project I’m helping some people with. It’s been a really good experience for me,because I’vebeen thinking about offering this service to people for a fee. Now that I’ve been through the process, however, I’m not sure I want to spend a lot of time doing this sort of work. It’s a little tedious, and it involves a lot of sitting, which is not that great for me — and is actually what I’m trying to get away from.

So, it’s good that I’ve gone through this exercise. It’s giving me more information to work with — so I don’t waste time on things I don’t really want to do.

I’m also winding down on another big project I have, so I will be able to turn my attention back to TBI S.O.S – Restoring Your Sense-of-Self After Traumatic Brain Injury. I have gotten away from that for several months, and I’m looking forward to getting back to it.

On the bright side, I have been really good about not spreading myself too thin, so I can finish one thing before I start another. This is a big change for me. Massive, in fact. In the past, being scattered and not able to focus on one thing at a time cost me a lot. It kept me from moving forward, and I was always getting down on myself for being such a loser and never being able to complete anything. Now that I have been actively working on my focus, and I have more confidence that I can actually complete things I start — and I know how to say NO to things that distract me — I’m able to follow through, and it’s pretty awesome.

After I do some work around the house today, I’ll have my nap and then sit down to make more progress. It really feels fantastic, I have to say.

So, the day is shaping up nicely. I got a lot of chores done last week, so I don’t have to do a lot of little things today. I have a handful of big, important things that absolutely need to get done.

And now I can do them.

Onward.

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The Toll that TBI Takes

My morning of writing has paid off — I’ve updated another section of my book TBI S.O.S.–

TBI Background and Info – The Toll It Takes

In terms of the personal toll TBI takes on lives, it’s hard to overstate the extent to which a brain injury can screw everything up. Your brain is the “central control” of your life, and an injury to it can seriously mess with every aspect of your life. Of course, since every brain is different and every brain injury is different, the effects on your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, behavioral, professional, and every logistical aspects of your life are going to differ from others’. But without fail, a TBI does have some sort of impact or another.

The weird thing is, sometimes you can’t see it right away. Sometimes it takes days for physical symptoms like headaches or balance problems to appear. Sometimes it takes weeks or months. Some people see problems crop up, years on down the line. In a very real way, the brain is a “black box” that seems to have a life of its own, and science is quite a ways away from truly understanding it.

Read the rest of it here… >>

New section posted on TBI Types and Symptoms

A new section of my book – TBI Background and Info – TBI Types and Symptoms – has just been posted.

I’m trying to set the stage for the discussion, giving some background on the topic of TBI, convey some basic understanding of TBI / concussion, and provide links for further reading. One of the problems is, the numbers and statistics all keep changing, so having the most recent stats in place is all but impossible. TBI data is a moving target. I think I need to write a footnote to that effect.

This writing project is turning into a real challenge for me. It’s forcing me to collect my thoughts in a larger format than a single blog post at a time.

It’s good for me.

I just need to keep up with my sleep at the same time.

Onward.