It’s Been Two Years Today Since My Accident It has been a long two years that’s for sure. Looking back from where I started from I have made amazing progress, I’m not there yet…but I’m still working at it! This Time Last Year On my concussion anniversary last year, I still needed the walker all … Continue reading 730 Days Brain Bruised!
Mental Recovery Getting Me Out Of The House Besides doctor’s appointments and PT, taking yoga lessons was the first activity that I did after getting hurt that got me out and about. Anxiety Over What People Think It was in the beginning when I walked with the walker that I always felt self-conscious and was … Continue reading What Yoga Has Done For My TBI Recovery
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!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here are some positive vibes to close out the weekend and get next week off to the right start! Enjoy! I Love Natural Life! Check them out, I bet it will help you scratch a few people off your Christmas list! https://www.naturallife.com/ Continue reading Happy Sunday
Some Positivity To Get You Through The Day And Into The Weekend! We All Need Some Pretty Colors and Positive Vibes In Our Lives! By The Way… A little unrelated information, but important none the less! The Bruised Brain Equestrian now has it’s very own youtube channel. Check it out, and subscribe to lots of … Continue reading Happy Friday!!
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!
Guest Blogger, Jennifer Dougherty, Continues To Share With Us Her Story Of Healing From Her Broken Leg Best Day Ever! As previously mentioned, I got to sit on a horse for the first time recently since my accident. August 24th I returned to work at Elk Mountain Trails, and so far I haven’t looked back! … Continue reading Back on the Horse
Guest Post By Our Favorite Guest Blogger, Jennifer Dougherty! Timeline Review Just to catch ya up to speed, here’s a timeline of my injury: June 14- Break my leg, have emergency surgery that night. June 21- Surgeon removes bandages and gives me the boot to wear 100% of the time. I’m allowed to crutch around … Continue reading Injury Update!
This Week This was the first week of our fall lesson schedule at the farm. I have been teaching Monday and Fridays for a few hours for a while now. Starting this week I have been out ringside every evening from 4-8:30 p.m. This is a HUGE jump in activity level for me, one that … Continue reading TBI Update After My Busiest Week Since The Accident
My Vision My vision continues to be playing a big part in my ability to rehab from my TBI. I have trouble focusing which leads to dizziness. Dizziness and eye fatigue also lead to double vision quite often. Not to mention an increase in the intensity of my ever-present headache. Earlier Eye Exercises Throughout this … Continue reading Finally, A Vision Exercise I Actually Like!