Winter Is Long And Boring Winter is most definitely long and boring. For everyone! If you are recovering from TBI and living with post-concussive syndrome symptoms it can feel even worse! Here are some ideas to help keep you occupied and pass the time! Make a list of all the things that you can do … Continue reading Some Ways For TBI Patients To Help Pass The Winter Months!
Forearm canes Also known as elbow crutches, Canadian crutches, or Lofstran crutches (that is a brand name). Basically, if you aren’t familiar, they are canes (one on each side), that besides the normal handle to hold they also have a cuff that goes around your forearm. My Walker And I Have A Long History Since … Continue reading TBI Progress- Learning To Use Forearm Canes!
Headaches I would say my baseline headache or in other words, my everyday headache is somewhat reduced. This is encouraging because I believe it means the Botox shots, as well as other medication, is actually working! My “emergency” headache medication, the stuff that I take when my migraines get really intense, I have not had … Continue reading December TBI Update
My Weekend On Saturday, I took a day trip to see the horse farm where my friend, Jennifer works. It was about an hour and a half drive each way. While there I just sat in a chair, watched the horses and talked to people. It was a beautiful morning in Harper’s Ferry, WV. I … Continue reading Neuro fatigue: Pay Back For A Great Weekend!
Something I Have not Talked About In A While! Which is a good thing, since it means that I’m getting less and less fearful as I continue on my brain bruised healing journey! Not to say that it has totally gone away though, which I thought was a good reason for me to touch on … Continue reading Fear&TBI
I Haven’t Given Much Of A TBI Update Recently….. I realized that I recently I haven’t given too many updates on my TBI rehabilitation. So today is the day! PT Update My PT schedule is the same. I go once a week. We have the schedule set up so that if I’m not feeling up … Continue reading TBI Update
Worried For Days Beforehand I was worried for days beforehand leading up to a pony ride job that we had for the farm at a local fall festival. It wasn’t something that I had a choice in doing, so I struggled all week fretting over it. It Still Takes Convincing I’m still at a point … Continue reading Things Are Not Always As Bad As They Seem!
Life Lessons After Yoga Lessons After my normal Friday yoga lessons, my instructor brought up a good point about my use of the phrase ” t is what it is.” At that particular moment, we were talking about my vision problems. How vision problems don’t just affect yoga they affect daily life. It Is What … Continue reading “It Is What It Is”
Current PT Exercises I have been doing the same exercises in PT for a while now. Exercises standing at the bar. Some exercises sitting with resistance bands on my legs. Riding the recumbent bike, and throwing and catching a ball. I have been doing these things at home as well as the vision exercises prescribed … Continue reading Newest Addition At PT
You Might Not Be There Yet, But You Will Get There! If you are at the beginning of this journey, being able to get out of the house and go places may seem light-years away. I felt the same way for the longest time. From the day of my accident, March 13, 2018, it took … Continue reading Out And About- Planning Outings While You Are Rehabilitating From TBI