April 14, 2015


Hi you guys. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present. I'm gonna benchmark a few things here. For a long time I was having what you would call "moments" or auras. I would control them by meditating. It got to the point where I was having moments in the mornings and the afternoons, so I increased my medication a little bit, my Kepra (my anti-seizure medication). It wasn't much. it was like a 250 ml increase. Not much, but it seems to have worked. When you're like this you have to stay in touch with your neurologist non-stop. You know, everyone's different. There's no set formula. It might be different for you. The bottom line is, you just have to be vigilant.

The other thing that's kind of cool is it's turning warmer here. I've been getting outside more and more. It feels great. I highly advise you get outside more when you're like this. It helps a lot.

One thing I did in this great weather was I went to a show where they had a display of specialized adaptive activities for people like me. You know, like snowboarding, trikes, stuff like that. A friend of mine who works at the hospital offered me a one way ticket to Mars. Just kidding. I always joke around with him. He's so ugly, even the tide won't bring him in. He's so ugly, if ugliness were measured in bricks, he would be The Great Wall of China. Sorry, I just had to throw that in there in case he's reading this. You know what his name is… Ugly. I always joke with him. He's like a big brother to me. You know, like a much much much older brother.

Going back to the adaptive therapy show: there were some great trikes for me to look at. You know, my balance is really bad, so I have to get a trike if I want to get a bike. It's kind of like having a giant Big Wheel. Watch out kids! Here I come. It's pretty cool. I think I talked about it in previous blogs. All in all, the whole show was great. Oh, I want to tell you something. It took a few therapists to get me on the bike, right. So I finally get my feet on the pedals and I try turning them to power the bike and it was really tough. I had a hard time just making the bloody thing move forward. I thought I was gonna blow out my knee. So I thought, "Well, maybe this design isn't right for me." So they got me off the bike and I left the show a little discouraged. Then, as I'm leaving, a therapist comes over to me and he sheepishly admitted the vendor forgot to take the brake off. Like my friend here says, "There's always something."

The other thing that is happening here is Spring has come out, and the allergy season has come around. It's a bummer for me because I'm a little allergic to tree pollen. All the congestion seems to get into my lungs. and I spend a lot of time coughing. Real pleasant, right? Anyway, just another thing to deal with when you have traumatic brain injury. Never a dull moment.

Anyway, I'm gonna stop bitching. I'm gonna end it right here. I'm gonna get back to work. Check out my other blog about the past. Here's the link. Have a good week. Love, B. Nice