There have been a few traumatic events and major changes with my family over the past months. I apologize for my inability to respond, write, read, and even answer telephones.
There have been many comments and inquiries but as my readers know when things are difficult in life, symptoms of TBI, brain dysfunction and chronic illness are exacerbated.
I’d like to believe I’m exempt from extreme unpredictable fluctuations, but it happens regardless of how positive one becomes with life’s experiences. I acknowledge others that are in “helping” professions with limitations are encountering the same so I know I’m not alone.
I know this will pass and I’ll achieve my optimal level of functioning soon. It’s always uphill.
Again (for the second time this year) I plan on returning soon … As soon as I can get my S**t together! Routine is always best, so I’m looking for routine and stability.
Right now, I’m finding my “dog best friend” as a great and protective companion. One who knows to bark when he perceives danger, and one who senses neurological changes before the human recognizes. He keeps me grounded, but I need to listen to his warning!
I tried to respond to one comment last week and I’m still working on replying to a single comment so I guess I’m not ready yet. Some writing becomes spontaneous while deep thought and connections are often difficult.
Too often I feel overwhelmed, as though I’m walking around aimlessly without direction, but I know I have direction … I’ve just lost the compass! As soon as I find it, I’ll be back!
- Six Common Misconceptions about the Chronically Ill (psychologytoday.com)
- Chronic Illness can ruin plans and routines… (brainlesionandme.com)
- Top 3 Tuesdays: Fellow Spoonies, tell me… (brainlesionandme.com)
- Do you know anyone with a chronic illness that needs cheering? Read on! (theheartbeatofthehome.com)
- Reflections on blogging (windling.typepad.com)
- 6 Tips for Homeschooling a Child with a Chronic Illness (jenniferajanes.com)
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Three Well Beings
December 9, 2013 at 1:56 am
The main thing is that you take care of yourself, Edie. It’s good to hear fro you and yet I’m sorry to know things have been difficult. I hope that you’ll find rest and refreshment and regain your sense of balance soon. ox
brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)
February 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm
I laughed when I read your comment today and I’m looking for balance. It doesn’t take a lot to throw me off, but I’m use to that!lol I’m not sure I’ve found balance, but I’m probably not off anymore then most people. At least I’m aware of it! If things ever get too easy, that would really throw me off!lol Happy Ground Hog Day!!! Take care and stay safe, Edie
December 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm
I just saw this so wanted to say I agree and understand. First we must take care of ourselves before we can care for anyone else.
I also wanted to tell you about my brain injury recovery books if you didn’t know: Both “Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifeline to New Connections” (Idyll Arbor, 2010) and “Brain Injury for Loved Ones…” help all of us travel the recovery path to better health and enjoyment.
That’s all for now; I’m fighting a cold and need to go rest. Hope you are better and better and are inspired by my survivor-written guidebooks!
For more info, please go to http://www.rewiring.org or my publisher’s website, braininjuryrewiring.com.
Survivor, Author, Triathlete,
brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)
February 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm
Carolyn, I certainly appreciate you mentioning your book. I have read it and you have many things to offer, for many with brain injuries. I highly recommend your book and I need to add this so others can use your book as a resource. With gratitude, Take care and stay safe, Edie