May 19, 2015


Hi everybody. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present. Boy, I really miss my daughter, but she'll be here soon. It's pretty cool. We get to hang out. It's nice to be like a kid again, for a few weeks. You know, speaking of escape, it's nice to get out of the house when you're like this. When you have a traumatic brain injury, it's nice to get out of your routine. For example, I went out to visit my friend here the other day. She's got a really cool studio where she makes quilts. It's great to get out. It really is a small thing, but it makes a big difference, believe me. It's funny though, the smallest things can make you really tired. I guess it's stimulus overload. Maybe it was the bar we stopped in on the way back home. Just kidding.

I wanted to mention something. It would be good for anyone with a traumatic brain injury to know. There's a program out there called Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver. I'm not sure exactly how it works, but there are grants available through this program to help you out. For example, I got a grant for my stair chair, so I can sleep in my bedroom upstairs. I'm trying to get a grant right now for a trike, so I can get out and bike with my daughter. It's just good to know about, to help you out. I highly recommend you look into it.

On another note, you know, I increased one of my anti seizure medications. It seems to have helped a lot. I get less, what I call "moments." Medically you could call them auras. You know, everyone's different. You have to find the right anti seizure medicine for you. They were going to put me on one that had a side effect of giving you double vision. That's the last thing I need. I already see double becaue of the last operation. The last thing I need is that times 2. I would be looking around like a fly. "Help me…(in a high pitch)"

The other thing I've been doing a lot of is taking photos and drawing. When you're like this, you know, TBI, you gotta keep doing what you love. Anyway, I'm gonna sign off. My friend here brought up some summer cooler drinks. They're made up of pineapple rum, triple sec, chilled vodka, a splash of chilled gin, half an ounce of chilled top shelf silver tequila, extra chilled, and some ice, in a chilled glass, a twist of lime, a splash of coca cola, a splash of sweet n sour mix and an ambulance. Just kidding. It's really sprite, cranberry juice and orange juice. Very refreshing.

Have a good week. Love, B. Nice