March 31, 2015


Hi everybody. Welcome to the blog where I talk about the present. And I'm presently bummed out. I mean, give me a break. It's almost April 1st, April Fools Day, and it's gonna snow tonight. It's a never ending winter. My friend here said it's an April Fool's joke. I wish it was but it's not. It's also 84 degrees down in Texas where my little one is. OK, I'll stop my bitching and talk a little bit about Traumatic Brain Injury recovery.

Actually, I'll talk about one other depressing thing. I was in my wheelchair on my way to the dining room when I noticed a distinctive path worn into the floor going from the kitchen to the dining room. I mean, how depressing is that. I gotta get out more. I guess you'd call it Cabin Fever. I should stand up, throw my wheelchair across the room and say to my parents, "April Fools!" I wish.

It's been kind of a bummer 'cause there's been a stomach bug going around. It seems everyone had it. When you have traumatic brain injury and you get something like this stomach bug, it's amplified like 10 fold. It's not easy, I'll tell you. So if you have traumatic brain injury and you get something, watch out. Get ready.

On a more positive note, I think I found someone to fund my book. I'm doing a photographic book on the trip I did across America. It's a pretty cool positive thing.

Every once and a while, I still have, what I call "moments." You know, mini-seizures. They come about when I think of stressful things. I talked about it before. My neurologist always says the same thing. Do you want to increase your medication or meditate? You know, try to relax. I choose to stay at my dosage. I'm on a minimal dosage so I have room to increase my medication if I want. I guess it's up to you what you want to do. I choose to stay away from a lot of medication.

Not much else to talk about. I've been doing more leg work. You know, because I don't really stand that much. It's good to keep the legs strong. I have movement in my legs. I'm not paralyzed in my legs. So, a good work out in the legs. is good. You know, weight bearing stuff. My goal is to start walking again. Not much else to talk about. It's just the same old thing every day. I keep plugging away at it. Go out there and play an April Fool joke on someone. I'm sure it would be highly entertaining for you. I have to think of something.

Talk to you next week. Happy Easter. Love, B. Nice

P.S. Here's the link to my blog about the past. Some good stories this week.