Hi you guys. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present.
Oh man, it's been about 7 years since my first brain bleed. I'm still learning stuff. For example, I've learned that you can set up a trust fund to deal with your spend down. You know, the money you owe the state from your federal medicare. It's all rather complicated and your probably wondering what the hell is he talking about, but it all makes sense if you talk to your social worker. Now, that brings me to another point. I think I talked about this before, but you're gonna definitely, most definitely I'll emphasize, need a point person. You have your social worker who does most of the ground work, but you'll have to do a lot of work yourself. Or, rather, your point person will have to do a lot of work him or herself. My mother does all of my paperwork for me. I can't write or type. The more I think about it, you almost need a personal assistant to help you out. It's almost worth it to hire someone to do all your work for you. Like a bookkeeper, a secretary. Someone you really know and trust.
My friend here sounds like a cat coughing up a fur ball. And that reminds me, It's allergy season and I think it really affects me. My balance is a little off, and various other things affect me. I'm basically a little off. I'm pretty sure it's the allergies, now that I think about it. It's also been unusually hot, and that seems to affect me as well. Oh the joy of having a brain injury. Never a dull moment. That's for sure.
This past week I made a trip to Montauk, my old home. It was kind of bittersweet because I dropped off all of my windsurfing stuff to a special needs camp for kids. I dropped off all my gear. It was sad to see it all go even though I know I can't use it. Hell, it'll probably be considered antique by the time I get better. But it'll go to some good use. It'll help some young kid who wants to go out and sail. It was a good trip though. Plenty of good weather and lots of waves. You know what was ironic? I went to the beach where I used to surf and they were having a big event there. Everyone was being real nice to me. All the police. There were some EMT people there. Some doctors and nurses. I thought what the hell is going on. Then they told me it was an event called healing through surf. It was pretty cool. It was an organization that put on surfing events to help people heal. Unfortunately, I had already dropped off my wet suit. So I had a coffee and a donut and watched my friend surf.
That's about it for this week. Hope you have a good week. Love, B. Nice