Monthly Archives: November 2014

Testing… Testing… Testing

At the beginning of the week, I completed a day of neuropsychological testing.  No, nothing as classic as ink blots nor as racy as electrodes.  Instead, the tests were about memory, language, and similar functions.  A quick look at Wikipedia revealed that I … Continue reading

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You Are So Unreasonable!

March 2014.  I am home, downstairs in the kitchen listening to an audiobook using a small speaker.  The story is one I have heard many many times before (The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde).  It feels soothing to listen to something so … Continue reading

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It is Finally Working

Life is manageable again.  I have the energy to go out one or two nights a week.  I can socialize and… mostly… keep up my end of the conversation.  I can exercise moderately for 30 to 45 minutes three days out … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Dentist’s Office

I sit in the waiting room where I have sat every six months for the last seven years.  Clipboard in hand, time to refill my basic medical information for the dentist’s records.  Major medical condition?  Usually I leave it blank.  This … Continue reading

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Competence Rising

We all want to be competent, right?  I once prided myself on my competence and efficiency at work, at my ability to manage my life.  An adult is expected to be competent. After my brain injury, I was not competent for … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not Do

Sometimes a dark mood moves through my life.  Times when things seem hopeless.  Times where I feel worthless, self-destructive, a fool.  Times when I look and look yet no path shines with hopeful, gentle light. During these dark times, I find myself tired … Continue reading

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Where is the Cat?

“Where is the cat?  Did you let him out?  You know I don’t like him going outside when it’s dark out.”  That is me, one evening this summer.  Night had fallen, I was doing dishes and Mary and I were … Continue reading

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