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Rest is an Action Word (VIDEO – TBI Rockstars)

TBI Rockstars strike again! This time we’re talking about rest being an action word. I touched on this in my Five Things I’ve Learned from PCS post, but it bears expanding upon. Rest is an action word. Really. I make … Continue reading

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Learning Comics

“Nope. That doesn’t look right.” I say out loud to myself. I grab the eraser and begin again. How does a table look from the side? What parts are actually visible? I concentrate and imagine a folding table. Okay. A … Continue reading

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Five Things I’ve Learned From Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Friday marked my five year mTBI anniversary. It’s been five years since I hit my head playing roller derby and got a concussion (details here). Symptoms from that concussion and another mTBI haven’t disappeared. Yet. Every day from January 25, … Continue reading

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Documentation

“Hey Charlie, hold up!” I pause on my way back to the waiting room and look over. There is my neurologist down the hallway, waving me down. I loiter and watch as she juggles several files in her hands, putting … Continue reading

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Dental Accommodations

I recline in the dental chair, full of anxiety. I have done my best to prepare for this event – an early appointment, 30 mg of caffeine in my system, and plenty of rest beforehand. Regardless of the preparations, though, … Continue reading

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Rest Days

The sun glares strongly this afternoon, filling the entire house with brightness. Each of my three cats have positioned themselves around the living room so their faces are in full sun, yet they aren’t close to each other. I sit … Continue reading

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Lunch Time

“Okay, let’s talk about your lunches.” Mary says as she leans against the counter with pen and notebook in hand. Immediately, I tense. I don’t like this idea. Deep in my gut, an irrational, reactive urge starts to swell. With … Continue reading

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