May 13, 2014

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I can’t decide whether it was funny or pathetic. You see, I was trying to roll over in my bed, had a good hold on the side end rail when my hand slipped off and I karate chopped myself in the face. Man, did that hurt. My right eye is still swollen. Welcome to another week of traumatic brain injury recovery.

Hi everybody! Hey, check it out. I had my yearly visit with my surgeon. It was a good visit. The assistant to the surgeon said I look stable. I said, “Really? Can I quote you on that? I’m stable? Most people call me a sick puppy.” Anyway, I talked to my surgeon for a while and he noticed an improvement. At the end of our conversation, he said, “Oh yeah, why don’t you have an mri done right now?” I said, “What? MRI, I hate those things.” They are very claustrophobic and I had to hold still for exactly one hour. One hour of hell. And in the same breath of saying why don’t you get and MRI, he said, “Will you please be part of a seminar we have later? You’ll give a talk on your experience.” Yeah, and the assistant to the surgeon said I would need to get a release of my information. I’d have to sign a release. I said, “Listen, the last time a woman told me to sign something in the hospital, I lost my house.” Those who know me know what I’m talking about. Anyway, I signed the release because it will help someone somewhere sometime. Plus, I have nothing to lose anyway. Wait! I do have a dog that smells…

The seminar does sound pretty cool though. I would talk about my experience amongst like 2000 doctors and interns. Maybe I could teach them something. Anyway, it’s better than sitting around watching TV.

The other thing I’ve been doing is I’ve been looking at trikes. it’s kind of cool. A trike is like a mountain bike with 3 wheels. You can either get the kind that you pedal with your arms or you pedal with your feet. I’m looking forward to getting one because I can bike with my daughter. I’ll get the one where you pedal with your legs.

The other cool thing I got this week was a book my friend in front of me made. It was a book full of photos from our trip we did across America. It was pretty cool. It was made by mypublisher.com Pretty cool. Anyway, I was impressed.

The other thing is I’ve opened up the room on the front of my parents house. It’s like a spring/summer/fall room. It’s pretty cool. We opened it all up. It’s good to have something to look forward to when you’re injured like I am.

Not much else to talk about. I work hard on my balance right now. I sit on a table and try to find a neutral position. It sounds easy, but I’ll tell you, it’s tough. And scary too. Man, if I were to fall forward that would hurt. I always have 2 people spot me.

Let’s see, I’m trying to think as I dictate. Just working hard. The pool, walking with the up & Go. I’m gonna include some photos from our trip. Here’s a link to my other blog, things I used to think about when I was in bed. Talk to you next week. Love, B. Nice

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