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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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Letting Go

Every once in a while as a kid, I’d get the okay from my mom to go upstairs and pull the covers off one of my siblings in the morning. Mom would have already called up the stairs several times, … Continue reading

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Priorities

Since my head injury, I have been a boat without a rudder – floating here or there based on the pressures of the moment, my overall path dictated by underlying forces that I have had no way to comprehend, let … Continue reading

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A Journey Towards Choice

Everyone has a story.  Often, if you really listen to someone talk, it isn’t too difficult to figure out the story they are telling themselves, telling you, telling the world every moment of every day. For me, the easiest to … Continue reading

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Zombie Toast

I started working 32 hours a week on August 30, 2015. Everything stopped.  My healing.  My hobbies.  My exercise. I was desperate to hold on to my job.  At the end of August my FMLA again ran out, and – according … Continue reading

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Fish Bowl

I live in a small fish bowl, floating in a large pond.  I am so focused on the now, on what is in front of me, that I generally don’t notice the glass walls enclosing my life.  Usually I swim around … Continue reading

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Life Energy

Last month’s Bard assignment was to write a poem.  I haven’t written a poem since high school, but I thought – why not?  After many weeks, several edits, and the help of my lady, a friendly old white pine (Pinus strobus) … Continue reading

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Flavors of Fatigue

As my energy returns, I am a kid in a candy shop – excitedly rushing here and there, poking at each new shape or bright color that passes through my field of vision.  I can do that and that and that.  I look at the … Continue reading

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Manic

It is 4 am and I am full of energy.  I don’t know what to do with all of it.  Extra.  I haven’t had extra energy in 17 months and 14 days.  Do healthy people have this level of energy all … Continue reading

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Half of a Night on the Town

<Yesterday> Mary really wants to go.  The tickets are already bought.  The phone rings.  It is her. “Are you up for tonight?”.  I pause, consider “Do you want the supportive girlfriend answer or my honest answer?”  I do not know why I … Continue reading

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