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Laughter as Brain Injury Medicine … Silly comments or questions

17 Apr

Have you laughed today?  Many times we say things that are innocent but don’t realize how silly they sound.  Two of my favorites I have listed below.  One is just a silly question while the other is a repeated question every time something is missing.

English: Watching a comedic television show he...

English: Watching a comedic television show helps provoke laughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recently left my dog for a couple hours in the care of another.  While gone I was told my dog barked the entire time!  I listened then I was asked “Does he always bark while you are gone?”  My reply was “How would I know if I am not home?”

Whenever I forget where I left something I am always asked “Where did you leave it last?”  That is a loaded question!  If I knew where I left it last I would know where it was at!

What statement or question have you heard recently that has caused you to think about the things we say, and you end up laughing?

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10 responses to “Laughter as Brain Injury Medicine … Silly comments or questions

  1. behindthemaskofabuse

    April 17, 2013 at 12:04 am

    i can’t thin of anything right this moment but i know i’ve laughed this week…lol

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      April 17, 2013 at 7:55 am

      I think we always have something silly to say, and don’t realize what we’ve said till after the fact. Hey, at least we can all laugh at it! It’s a sad state of affairs when everything we say is criticized … that’s when we walk away from those relationships and begin living again! Take care and stay safe, Edie

       
      • behindthemaskofabuse

        April 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        very true, we are free to laugh now, that’s a really good point!! you take care too. xo

         
  2. markinidaho

    April 17, 2013 at 12:11 am

    When somebody asks me what is the worst problem from my brain injury, I respond, ” I forget.”

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      April 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

      This is a great one! I notice when someone asks me an open ended question and I can’t think of the answer I spontaneously answer “I don’t know” which in fact I do, but I think it’s a way of confabulation and later I realize how I answered! Goofy how brain injuries are, anyway I love your answer “I forget!” … that’s the best response to how brain injury affects one! Take care and stay safe, Edie

       
  3. healthiestbeauty

    April 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Reblogged this on The healthiest beauty.

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      April 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Thank you for the reblog! As always I’m behind, but my plans are to get on top of reading … then I’m behind again as usual! I’ll be stopping by again to read on. Take care and stay safe, Edie

       
  4. sumaholic

    April 17, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hi!
    my friend and i blog on kimandsumi.wordpress.com and i must say it is an honor that you posted my blog there as one of the links to see! i am glad you enjoyed it! i hope you liked the other blogposts too!
    thanks alot!

     
  5. Three Well Beings

    April 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I love your laughing man photo! That alone made made me laugh! Your examples of inane comments are good. My contribution is from a little different sector, but when stress is high and things aren’t going well, like a family illness or something requiring a great deal of attention, I go a little crazy when someone says, “I hope you’re taking care of yourself.” What does that even mean? LOL! I need to see it as funny and not be annoyed. I enjoyed the chuckle, Edie!

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      April 23, 2013 at 7:56 am

      It’s interesting how everyone’s perception is different, and with communication do we ever know the really meaning? Thank you for sharing. Take care and stay safe.

       

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