It’s something new for everyone on this website. LAUGHTER! Everyone with brain injury or brain dysfunction of any sort have some silly things they do periodically, but some of us more frequently than others…like several times a day!
At the time we do these goofy things we are frustrated with ourselves we either cry or think of ourselves as “plain stupid.” It really doesn’t seem funny at the time, because we just simply can’t figure out what is wrong and don’t notice. In retrospect, when we realize what we did we can laugh! It’s truly difficult to understand this, until you’ve been there.
But, in the meantime, I’ve decided to begin sharing the crazy things I’ve done and either you’ll laugh with me; see yourself in the mirror as though it were you; and simply know you are not alone. Laughter and humor is truly the best medicine. I want to post one silly thing a week, so my goal will be to write our Laughter as Brain Injury Medicine on Wednesdays. Feel free to offer any of your situations you would like to share. I might need to add an additional day a week for our LAUGHTER!
For those that read this and don’t have brain injuries, laugh with us! We’re tired of struggling with the things we cannot change but are blessed to have a sense of humor!
LAUGHTER as BRAIN INJURY MEDICINE
I was talking on the telephone to my sister in Wyoming from Ohio. I needed to call her back in a few minutes. She waited, and waited, and waited. I tried to call her but I couldn’t get a dial-tone. I tried every avenue to dialing her telephone number but the call just could not be completed or even initiated. I sat at the side of my bed frustrated and couldn’t figure out what the problem was. I even tried calling the telephone company. I was sure there was some type of power failure. Even the telephone company could not be reached. No dial tone. No responses. No nothing…and than my telephone rang!
It was my sister calling me back, since I didn’t get back to her. I realized at that point I just answered the telephone. I than knew why I couldn’t get in touch with anyone. I was dialing my television remote control.
Yep, it’s really hard to get people to talk on your remote control for the television! Well, the remote control was about the same size of my wireless telephone. Now, I own a huge remote control for the television.
Moral of the story: If you look like you are talking on your remote control, you might be inadvertently trying to! Call back your loved one if they don’t return your call in the amount of time they said they would. Help them out, it might be as simple as calling back.
- The Health Benefits of Laughter (everydayhealth.com)
- The neuroscience of laughter – 5 minute mini-lecture by Sophie Scott (generallythinking.com)
- Guest Post: Character Ed: Laughter – It REALLY is the Best Medicine, and Then Some (prettyopinionated.com)
- Is Laughter The Best Medicine? (myviewandopinion.wordpress.com)
- Aphasia, brain injury, prison, Marcus Rosenberger. 2/22/12, life is a gift that not all of us receive… (braininjuryselfrehabilitation.com)
- Joy to the World (fibromodem.wordpress.com)