My name is Kim
I hit my head playing roller derby in January 2014. The symptoms of my concussion lingered until they developed their own name – post concussion syndrome, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Brain injury made my world deeply confusing and foggy. Who I was slowly unraveled, month after month, as I struggled against my limitations and my new reality. My memory, my perception, my understanding of myself were all damaged, skewed, and still continue to change.
The visual evoked by “the foggy shore” so completely captures my experience through this brain injury… so often I grope, stumble, search fruitlessly for understanding. I hope that as I regain the ability to write, and as I put my musings down on this screen, I will somehow find a path towards a clearer vision of the shore.