Another Post About Dealing With TBI Symptoms!
If you read my post about me being disappointed about my memory problems, this is another one like that. Not just about memory though.
Trying To Make My Brain Sharper
Lately, I have been feeling aside from forgetful, like I’m so easily confused. When I’m talking with people thoughts just seem to disappear from my head. Almost like they were never there in the first place.
Around the barn, if I’m talking with one of the girls about things to do, if it is more than one thing after I do the one thing I totally blank on what the other things are.
Some of the mistakes I have been making are pathetic for someone who has been riding horses all her life! I have been close to putting kids on horses without their bridles buckled. Or girths that are not on properly. I hate to think of what could happen if I didn’t catch those mistakes. Luckily, my horses are rock stars and seem to be so amazing that they make up for my mistakes.
Trying To Find Things To Work On To See If I Can Get My Brain To Be Sharper Again
I thought back to some of the “brain games” that I did in my early days of PT, before I could get up and move around. We did the deck of cards memory thing, which is a good one, but I have tried that a few times lately, with practically no success. Guess I’m going to have to build back up to doing that one!
I also remember that when I was in PT we did word search puzzles. When I did them there they were the super easy ones. like large letters and probably only 10 words to find. This was one thing that despite all the crappiness I was feeling back then that I did not mind doing it.
I decided I was going to take up word searching again. Since I have been doing it sort of every free moment the last few days I have found that it is fun and for me, has benefits to helping my TBI recovery.
- Obviously looking for the words is a workout for my brain.
- I have a lot of eye trouble as well since my TBI. Looking at all the letters on the page is a work out for my eyes. Trying not to see double. So it is good for me working on my eye focusing.
- It helps my motor skills and hand/eye coordination trying to circle the words. Let’s just say that’s quite a challenge! Being able to focus on the letters among all the extra letters and being able to circle them at the same time is challenging. You should see my pages some of them are pretty comical! I got it done though, and that’s all that matters to me at this point!
- I usually do my word searching with the T.V on, at first it was just a coincidence. Now it is a challenge, to multi-task. Trying to focus on both what’s going on in the TV show, while continuing to find and circle words! Harder than you might think for a TBI patient!
Tons of Word Search Puzzles On Amazon
There are a zillion word search puzzles available on amazon. They aren’t expensive at all either. You also can find them with words on pretty much any subject that you might be interested in.
I went for a festive this time! This is the one I have been working on!
For My TBI Tribe
You understand how we always have to find way to adapt to be able to live life with our symptoms.
Even two and a half years later, I’m still having to work hard to improve my symptoms. It gets frustrating after a while. So when I find a way to work on symptoms that is actually fun, I can’t help but share it!