At first I was frustrated about
how slowly my healing process has gone.
I would do my therapies wondering when the
"Old Tom" would return.
I've come to realize that
"Old Tom" wasn't returning
and that maybe the reason for slowness
was to allow me to accept and re-introduce who
I now am.
I do not dis-like who I've become.
I know there is a reason to big
for me to understand.
Hi TBI supporters/survivors ... I volunteer with a brain injury nonprofit in sunny San Diego and we are trying to put together a cookbook, made up of recipes given to us by TBI survivors and their friends/family. If you have one or two recipes you'd like to share, PLEASE email them to: email@example.com
Be sure to include your name and where you live (just city and state) ...
Thanks a bunch!
Recently, I rode a bus of the OCT Paratransit System with Jim, a fellow survivor.
For 25 cents per ride (for the disabled), we took the bus to Uptown Station, Santa Rosa Mall, then to Sun Plaza where we shopped at TJ Maxx and had a coffee beverage at Books-a-Million.
What a feeling of independence and adventure it was! Too, the drivers were very accommodating of our handicaps and…
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After receivng my federal Workers Comp for about two years, they stopped it; saying I had failed to fullfill a certain requirement.
I have a letter dated about two years earlier, saying I have fullfilled that requirement. Both letters quote the same chapter and verse. They agreed that I had full filled it, then they decided to renig on that agreement.
There is no attorney who will take on the Feds, and there seems to be no way to appeal it. They just…Continue
(7-13-10 post from my blog )
Lifetime and “Army Wives” Spreading Awareness About TBI in the Military…Continue
I still get frustrated by my gaps!
Tonight I did my classic thing:
It is late here in the Midwest and once again, I am unable to sleep as anyone reading this can most likely understand.
There are a million thoughts running through my brain at warp speed and I need to grab onto one and write it down otherwise it will be gone forever.
I have a Friend on here who has taken on the role as my "Coach", as she puts it, and who helps me immensely.
Thank you Emerson!
Each day I grow stronger
as I climb this hill.
The hill is full of the roadblocks.
I seem to trudge along as I have no other choice.
I will survive this climb
becoming stronger along the way.
I view this as as test.
A test of wills.
I will overcome my weaknesses,
my fears, my short…Continue
At night the drugs wear off.
The chasm opens,
dark hands take hold.
this battered brain
relegated to rely
on pills and prescriptions
that once stood proud
and disdained the very drugs
I now depend on
Worn and worried
Tangled and trapped
So very tired of nightly…
I updated my post on July 3, exactly 25 years after the event.
What does a Burger King Parking lot, an empty beer bottle, and a hunting rifle have to do with my story of surviving from a head injury? Everything, I had spent over 15 years seeking the truth and piecing together…Continue
Lonliness is a road anyone reading this has traveled and well, it is lonely. I was lucky when I litterally stumbled upon this site. This site has made my my trip better. I feel blessed to have met some amazing people all going through life with my same issues.
Thank you Craig!!!
I am also amazed by the content and by what I have learned. I truly do learn something new each day.
Thank you all!!
Each day I think I am getting better.…Continue
I think I rushed some of this but my Writing/Recording Partner (1 of the 2 pieces that make up the "Little Fans - Just Cuz Chris Survived" Project) is going away for a couple of months and HE's been in TOTAL CONTROL of EVERY dial/knob on all of the recording equiptment. I know how the ON/OFF buttons works >8D - So this might be the last one for a while - Which is cool cause CopyRights are WAY to expensive with the SSDI Budget I woke up with $8) - As always, I love input.…Continue
Today, this week, I've began to see my life and circumstances surrounding it a bit more clearly. Partly because events that have had me acting like a "frozen deer in the headlights" are, through no control of mine, starting to come to an end. Things do not look good for me with my employer.
While upsetting and scary, it also feels freeing as I do not feel like so much of a failure. Strange feeling since according to my employer I've failed.