February 19, 2014

It’s a stare off. My dog has my napkin. And I need it because I’m drooling. Every time I try to get my napkin he just growls and runs away with it. But, you know what the saddest thing is? It’s the highlight of my day. Man, I gotta get out of the house. My friends came by and brought me to lunch. It was cool and a great break from being at home. I do therapy at home 24/7. It’s been like that for like 3 years now. I have one therapist tell me I have to do something that will give me a break. You know something recreational. I tell her I do photography and drawing. That gives me a break. Actually, at 5 o’clock almost every day I do a heart for my daughter. I did a little film of it. Here’s the link. http://vimeo.com/86992667

Check it out. My friend, Adam Hall, did the photography and his wife, Erin, did all the production. It was actually a big shoot. It was a fun day. Anyway, check it out.

This traumatic brain injury stuff can be a real drag. You have really bad days and really good days. Just like everyone else I guess. But the bad days are bad, believe me. Right now, my body’s going through some weird neurological stuff. I sit on the porch naked screaming like a howler monkey. Just kidding. I am going through some weird stuff though. I would like to just benchmark how I am. It’s good for me to look at. I’m having more moments, as I call them, at the end of the day, you know, when I’m tired. I keep getting a weird numbness in my face that moves around. Also, my tongue is numb. It makes it difficult to talk. I’m also very dizzy when I sit up at the edge of the bed. Of course, this is with the help of one of my health assistants. Overall, my body is going through some changes, for sure. I’m convinced it’s for the better. Remember, you gotta think positive.

My friend here reminded me that my two photo assistants came by. They were on my trip with me. They did a short film of the trip. It looked real good. I’ll share with you guys later. But it looked real good. I’m proud of them.

I’ve also been working a lot with the Up n Go again. I had taken a little break from it, but I’m back to it. It’s a machine that helps you stand up and walk again. It’s real good for you, but man, it’s tough. I feel like taking a nap after doing that. But it helps. I walked down the hall for the first time in a while. It gives you confidence. It makes you realize, yeah, I’ll be walking again one day. One other thing that’s been happening to me is I wake up every night around 2:00. I can’t get back to sleep. Remember, never think too much. I’ve been doing too much thinking. It was weird. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so strange. Then I realized my legs were out of the bed and asleep. Not a comfortable feeling. At least I didn’t fall out of bed.

You see, I have no fashion story to tell today. I think I’ll just leave it with traumatic brain injury. But I’m going to leave the link for the other site right here. (http://briannice.blogspot.com) You can read about some other stuff. We’ll leave it at that. I hope you guys have a good week. Go sit in a cafe for me. Love, B. Nice

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6 thoughts on “February 19, 2014

  1. Love the video. You inspire me Brian! Thanks for sharing your story, your courage and your brutal honesty. Keep up the great work!!!

  2. I have to drop back to the language of my youth: Man, this is some heavy stuff. You’re laying it down. This is real. And I appreciate the hell out of it. Great photos; incredible text.

  3. Dearest Brian,
    Wishing you the most-est for the upcoming week!!!
    You are in my thoughts …., and the pictures are just AWESOME!!!
    For real !!!
    Love,
    Anka

  4. Dear Brian,
    I so sincerely echo all of the above.
    The two black and white photos are stunning and I adore the hearts. You have added so much to our lives.
    Liz

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