Hi everybody. Welcome to the blog where I talk about the present.
I am writing a letter to a friend who has a relative who has a traumatic brain injury, so here's the letter, basically. Feel free to share it with anyone that may have a traumatic brain injury.
It's been about seven years now, since I first had my brain accident. I faced some real physical and mental challenges in my past. For example, on the physical side, I was an NCAA runner. That was a physical challenge. I ran across America with eleven other guys. We were in the Guinness Book of World Records. That was a real physical challenge. Mental challenges were things like big accidents. Being under attack. Being hunted. Getting married and divorced twice (ha ha ha, just kidding). Getting married is actually pretty cool. The point is, all that stuff I went through was a piece of cake compared to what I'm going through now. Having a traumatic brain injury and recovering is tough. It's the toughest thing I've ever faced. I compare recovery to running and competing in a long distance race. You go out strong. There's lots of people around to cheer you along, but in the middle of the race, you're hurting, oh man, and you're all on your own. There's someone there once in a while, to cheer you up, but you're basically on your own and you gotta suck it up. Imagine the wind is always at your back. Keep your head down and keep charging forward. And then, all of a sudden, you'll discover, there are more and more people to cheer you on. You can either do that or buy a Lazy Boy chair, move to Colorado, get a big bag of weed and watch videos. It's up to you.
I'm gonna go order a Lazy Boy chair right now, so I'm gonna go.
This is B. Nice signing off. Love, B. Nice
P.S. Just kidding about the chair. Kind of. Sounds good, doesn't it?