February 20, 2015


Hi you guys. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present. You know, how I live with traumatic brain injury.

OMG! I couldn't figure out why I felt so elated when they wheeled me to the car through the snow. I felt great. I didn't know why and then I realized it was the first time I'd been out of the house in 3 weeks! I had been wheeling between my bedroom and the kitchen for 3 weeks. I guess normally a regular person would go a little crazy, but I have no gauge of time. It's hard to explain, but it feels like I had my last operation a few months ago. It's been almost 6 years. So you see what I mean. Just another benefit of having a traumatic brain injury. I could have an awesome CD collection. I could pick one out and think "Wow! I've never seen this before!"

You know, I was reading some past blogs I did and I came upon the one I was going to do on February 14th, valentine's day. I forgot to mention something. I wanted to send it to my daughter so if anyone talks to her, can you forward this to her. I was going to say, "You know, everybody's different. How boring would the world be if we were all the same. But there's one thing that we all share and we all feel love. So on this Valentine's Day, my love for my daughter is a little brighter."

Anyway, that's it. If you see her, give her that message. Oh yeah, and tell her not to eat all the chocolate she got, cause I want some.

Oh yeah, you know what I want to mention to you? You gotta make sure you got a great social worker. I do and it's so important. My social worker has a lot of cases, but she seems to get a lot done for me. You know, I have my mom who looks after me, but my social worker takes care of all the other stuff, like getting equipment. It's really important. Just thought I'd share that with you.

You know, I've said it over and over, but you've got to treat this traumatic brain injury like a job. It's sunrise to sunset of therapy. It's your job to get better. If you look at it that way, it'll make things a lot easier. I mean, just doing this blog is good for my memory. It brings up some good stuff and not so good stuff. Anyway, that's about it for this week. I'm gonna go back to staring at the snow. We've had a record amount of snow here. If the roof doesn't collapse, I'll blog to you next week.

This is B. Nice signing off from Ice Station Zebra. Here the link to my blog where I talk about the past. Love, B. Nice