About

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).

Life with a brain injury is confusing, frustrating, heart-breaking.  Like many people, after my first injury, I tried to keep being who I was.  I overextended myself, day after day, trying to please myself and others.  As month followed month, I spent myself recklessly, causing the integrity of my mind and my soul to slowly unraveled.

A second brain injury in January 2016 – this time from a large can of tomato sauce – let me know the gig was up.  My abilities plummetted, my deathgrip on my job loosened.  I was finally ready to acknowledged something irrevocable had changed.

So now I am here.  No longer able to work, but finally living a life that allows me to heal.  Evolving.  Writing.  Sharing my world with you, my readers.  The visual evoked by “the foggy shore” so completely captures my experience through this brain injury.  Anyone with a TBI knows about brain fog.  But, more than that, The Foggy Shore chronicals my groping, stumbling search for understanding, for fulfillment, for healing.  I hope that as I heal, and as I put my musings down on this screen, I will somehow find a path towards a clearer vision of the shore.

Blessed be.

2 Responses to About

  1. Toni Frieser says:

    You are always reading my mind. I just started following you and feel so amazed at how you put words to exactly what I’m going thru Thank you so much. I wish one day you can give this up and write about how Its gone That’s what I wish for you. Your fellow follower Toni🌷

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  2. Jon Tiessen says:

    Hello Kim. I was introduced to your blog by a friend of mine who has brain cancer, and has been struggling with fatigue. I myself incurred a TBI in February of 1998 when a drunk driver swerved into my lane. The head-on resulted in body injury, but more significantly brain injury. I recovered to the point of being able to return to school and I am now a physiotherapist working with individuals recovering from various forms of brain injury. You write and speak very well. I look forward to reading more!

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