I take medication to wake-up, to stay awake and to go asleep. If I miss one, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! and it then takes me a couple of days to get things back into the balance.
This a.m. I forgot my meds and now I feel my day is shot. How can such a small thing ruin my day? How can I sleep for over 16 hours? How am I going to sleep tonight?
I have a good system for tracking my meds, I just forgot. Is that allowed anymore? Now I sit here beating myself up for…Continue
Live before you die. We can relate to death but we are all alive to be voices to save little minds that do not know yet.
This coming September will be the 25th year since my intial tbi. I know a lot of you are reading this and thinking man this guy is "old". Well, you're right! I was 20 years old when a drunk driver, my "friend", drove through a stop sign and underneath a Semi-Truck trailer. I was the only injury.
It took me three years of rehab to learn to speak w/o slurring my speech, to learn how to walk again as the left side of my body was paralized. I still am unable to use my left hand…Continue
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I watched my seven year old Sons' baseball practice last evening. I am so proud of him yet also a bit saddened as I know just playing catch with him is a struggle for me. This is NOT a "pity party post". I still can and do play catch with him, just not in the same manner as I once could have.
On the other side of the coin, I have been able to teach him empathy, respect and have taught him not only to accept everyone but also to look out for those not as fortunate as us. I've…Continue
The Title is a question I ask myself from time to time. I'm sure anyone reading this has asked the same.
I can answer the how portion but it really is the why portion I have more interest in.
I know there HAS to be a reason. I think finding the answer, is part of my healing process.
I also know that I'm the only one who can find that answer.
Where do I start?
How do I begin to find an answer larger than…Continue
My Bathroom looks like I remeber my Grandmothers looked like as a child...pill bottles everywhere. Two anti-convulsants for siezures. Ritilin to keep me focused and to help with my concentration. An anti-depressent and Meletonin to help me sleep.
How have I gone from zero (0) pills a day to eight (8) a day?
At this point I'm trusting my Doctors but I'm going to have to speak with them at some point because I'm pretty sure this medical cocktail…Continue
I'm sitting here thinking, "Why can't I sleep!!!" I'm tired yet here I am with a million thoughts running through my head making it impossible to sleep.
The ringing in my ears drives me crazy at night.
All of my thoughts of the things I have to do tomorrow stress me out.
I don't even know why. How hard is it to mow the lawn? Clean the house? Toss in a load of laundry?
How have I let small mundane tasks consume my…Continue
Staying Positive is one of the toughest things I struggle with but I have attempted to make it my daily priorty.
Sure I have days when I would much rather crawl up into a fetal position and bury myself under the covers...but what is that going to accomplish? On those days, I just get up, write in my journal, shut my notebook and shut those feelings away. Then I go about my day just happy to be alive.
I've read so many posts here about how the poster wished they…Continue