July 7, 2015


Oh man! Brutal! I'm telling you, humidity really affects me. When you have a traumatic brain injury, different things will affect you and humidity is kicking my butt. On top of that, I ventured out to do some clay work. You know, work with my hands. I made a plate. It's good to get out of your routine when you have a traumatic brain injury, but it's tough. Just a change in scenery can make you really tired. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Lately I've been thinking I've got to push it to another level. Just the slightest thing is like a giant step when you have traumatic brain injury. For example, right now I'm trying to do a sit up. Just a simple sit up. Sounds easy right? Well, just a simple sit up is like doing a marathon.

Another cool thing is, some friends of mine from Australia, are stopping by. It will be great to see them. I miss Australia. It was a great place to live. I was there like eleven years.

Hey, check it out. It was the 4th of July the other day. Having a traumatic brain injury in this situation is a bonus. I see double so I saw twice the fireworks. It was pretty cool. The fireworks were great because they have all new colors. Pinks and blues. There's lots of neon. Pretty cool.

So I've been talking to some of my therapists, you know, physical therapists and occupational therapists. They have encouraged me to go a little further. Remember I said I thought I should step it up a notch. Well, they agree. And there are simple things like doing transfers from the bed to the chair on my own. Feeding myself on my own. Driving to the local liquor store on my own (just kidding). The point is, I gotta never give up. Don't use the word plateau. Always keep moving it forward. I can see why people would just give up. I mean just the other day I was using my Up 'n Go (it teaches you how to walk again). It was tough just taking a few steps. Remember, this is my third time learning how to walk again. I can see why people say, "I quit. I'll just stay in the chair." But I'm not gonna do that. Anyway, I've said all this stuff before. It's super hot here and I feel like a little lethargic. I'm gonna stop here.

This is B. Nice signing off. I'm gonna go get a marguerite. Talk to you later. Love, B. Nice

Oh, here's the link to my other blog. It's a quick posting. I just tell a joke.