Author Archives: kwittorff

No-Work Anniversary

I wake to the sound of rain pattering on the roof.  I just lay there a minute, savoring the feel of waking up in a warm comfortable bed.  Unhurried, I rise and dress.  Speaking to no one but the cats, … Continue reading

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How To Start A Hobby or, Executive Dysfunction

“You aren’t going to meet a stranger from craigslist at his house.  You aren’t.  It’s not safe.”  Mary tone is firm and insistent.  She has her serious expression on.  I can tell her sense of threat has been triggered and … Continue reading

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My Granny Square Journey

Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more. The classic double crochet.  I started with one, added about 25,000 more, and … Continue reading

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Energy Limitations from Chronic Fatigue – Explaining Brain Injury (VIDEO)

Fatigue that is chronic.  I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.  Of all the mundane and weird ways that brain injury has effected my life – this is the way that is most crippling. It gets to me.  The … Continue reading

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HBOT Evaluated

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the most recent experimental treatment I’ve tried to help with my Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). After 65 “dives”, here is what I’ve learned. Is it a miracle cure?  No. … Continue reading

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Professionally Disabled

“So, Kim, what do you do for a living?” Such a simple question.   Steve, my new acquaintance, isn’t trying to stump me.  He isn’t trying to trick me or make me uncomfortable.  But I do feel uncomfortable, because I just … Continue reading

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Three Years Down

I was so excited for the 2014 Roller Derby season.  So many of my dreams were coming true.  I had been elected as Captain of my league’s B Team and had spent hours pouring over leadership manuals to figure out … Continue reading

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