June 17, 2015


Hi everybody. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present. You know, being a traumatic brain injury survivor, I don't get much sleep. I lie in bed or wake up early thinking about things. One thing I can't get out of my mind is I can't believe how some people just dismiss how I am. I mean, when you're like this you can't begin to describe how you feel. It's like a living hell. You know I'm 100% cognitively there, it's just that I'm physically messed up. I guess I'm on my soapbox screaming but, no one could understand what it's like unless they walked in my shoes. Enough of that. I just had to get it off my chest.

Other than that, I've had a pretty good week. My little one is finally here. And I've been having a great time with my little one. I found a place where I can walk with my Up n Go. It's a device that helps you walk. One needs a smooth and long surface to walk on. I actually found a cool gymnasium that will let me work there. It will give me a long uninterrupted, surface to walk on. And my goal is a martini at the end (just kidding about the martini, although it is a good idea).

I'll tell you, it is tough though, watching people walk around, do stuff. You know, I'd love to just get up and do chores, like do dishes, cook, clean. Who'd ever think I'd be jealous of people doing that?

I'm gonna start up on my swimming again. You know, you can walk in the water, with assistance from someone else. It's pretty cool. I've done it like three times already, meaning, I've started over three times. It's a great way to learn how to walk again.

Oh yeah, I want to share something with you before I go. My little one pulled out a board game and opened it up at the coffee table. She said, "Daddy, have you ever played this before?" And she held up the box cover. It said, "Shoots & Ladders." I said, "My dear, I've been playing that game for about six years now." She just looked at me blankly like, "What the heck are you talking about?"

That's it for now.

This is B. Nice signing off. Here's my link to my other blog. Love you and miss you.