Fatherhood, TBI and What It Means To Me

Fatherhood, TBI and What It Means To Me

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Fatherhood, TBI and What It Means To Me! What a bold statement, eh, right? All in one statement. It means the world for me as a TBI survivor and three items that are not normally  associated with traumatic brain injury I am sorry to say.

The Fatherhood Part, of TBI and What It Means To Me

What doesn’t it mean to me is more like it, being a dad is everything to me and I have been his go to guy since he was born. Continue reading “Fatherhood, TBI and What It Means To Me”

Brain Injury and Loving Yourself Again

Brain Injury and Loving Yourself Again

Brain Injury and Loving Yourself Again
Brain Injury and Loving Yourself Again

Having a brain injury and loving yourself again can be quite a challenge when you barely know that new person you see in the mirror. I’ll say it again: Brain Injury and Loving Your New Self Again. “I’m not me anymore, but I’m still me.” So say the people who write about, speak or otherwise communicate  about living a life riddled by traumatic brain injury.

A person with a TBI is six times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than someone without a brain injury. Some may not feel very lucky to be alive. Irritability is a common post-TBI occurrence, there is little known about what it is, what causes it. Continue reading “Brain Injury and Loving Yourself Again”

Daily Chores

Daily Choreswashingdishes

Cannabis helps with daily chores, also when dealing with school, work, and home-life.

By daily chore, I mean living life.

My mind races very fast due to my brain injury and cannabis helps me slow it down so I can think through the situation and not hide from it or make unjust decisions. Continue reading “Daily Chores”

Tools of the Brain Injury Trade

Tools of the Brain Injury Trade

Tools of the Brain Injury Trade
Tools of the Brain Injury Trade

Love it or leave it, it’s my life, I choose to thrive at life because it sure beats the opposite.

I do daily chores because I have a brain injury and have to give back for the betterment of my family, I am doing my daily share of what it takes to thrive at life with a family. Continue reading “Tools of the Brain Injury Trade”

Because of TBI, That’s How I Roll

Because of TBI, That’s How I Rollhow I roll

Because of TBI, That’s How I Roll and I enjoy the new me. Mike 2.0. I have no choice in the matter, it  has been pre checked, is grayed out as non selectable, it is now my life default, like I said I have no choice in the matter. There is never a dull moment because everything is new to me again, both good and bad. Continue reading “Because of TBI, That’s How I Roll”

Life

Life With A TBILife

Life with TBI, it is what it is and life goes on. Everyone has challenges it just so happens that those with TBI are presented the ultimate.

What are Terpenes?

What are Terpenes?Terpenes

Terpenes are classified as organic compounds. Different strains of cannabis have a variety of smells and tastes. Many terpenes affect the aroma and flavor profile of your bud. By mapping out the terpene profiles, we can predict and manipulate them. Changing the smell and flavor is pretty cool, but it’s not even the most exciting part about terpene research.
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But…

But…

Remember as you read this, the work force and US government has deemed me unemployable because of Traumatic Brain Injury. In the process I have become quite the domestic engineer who takes care of his household, family and lifestyle, not particularly in that order, everyday 24×7.

This past summer has been a challenge recovering from the wicked hail damage the first week of August, then there is the sliding glass door replacement project, Done.

Installed the blinds for our front window, done.

Installed new curtains and rod over our sliding glass door, done.

We got new carpet which I arranged the contractors bid, selecting the winning bid and overseeing the installation. How could I forget to include all the house furniture moving and cleaning to get in a prepared for the new carpet state.

I am currently giving away via Craigslist, all the lumber I have accumulated from taking a part my old dilapidated deck in the backyard in preparation of a new concrete patio being graded and poured next week. And yes, this project went out through a bid process and we are good to go now, all dependent on our Colorado Autumn weather.

10/28/2016

I gave away away probably 2/3 of the old dead lumber and we are set to haul it to the dump before the snow flies, My son needs to experience going to the dump with dad as a right of passage and to let him know where trash goes. My Sliding glass door is replaced, new carpet is holding strong even though we got a new to us dog from the Buddy Center. And my new Tuff Shed is in place and full, locked but full.