One of the remaining effects from the TBI is that I have "no filter". I cry at commercials. I tear up when any strong emotion is felt. If anyone else around me is feeling a strong emotion or crying, I cry too. I can't hold it back. When there is discord and tension in a TV show it is so …
It’s just an Engineering Problem
I never know quite what to say to people when they ask me how I am doing; especially if they do not know that I have a brain injury. The reality is that I am doing great! Largely because I finally have the correct diagnosis and am getting the help I need. I am sure it is confusing to people. …
Quicksand & Polar Opposites; Grace & Frustration
I have been feeling Graced and I have been feeling Frustrated at the same time a lot recently. In other words I feel and am experiencing two polar opposites at once. It seems to be one of the biggest themes running through this whole brain injury thing. Boy, I am struggling writing about this. It is so hard to explain. …
A “Bad Brain Day”
We all have “bad brain days” where we never quite seem to wake up and do silly things. The thing for me is that when I have a bad brain day the fog is just a little thicker and it lasts a lot longer.
A Piece of My Mind
The Good News was that they identified parts of my brain that are not functioning well. The Bad News is that they identified parts of my brain that are not functioning well!
Laughing at the Missing Notes
I have to take a break and write here while I have a cup of tea just to get my sense of the ridiculous back in place. Humor is the only thing that gets me through some days! A friend recently described his perception of me this way: "Let's say you had been an excellent concert pianist. Listening to you …
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