Status update:

I said I was going to post more the other day so I am holding true to the word. Weekends there is not a lot of extra time,youth sports rule my life right now with two sports happening 5 days week right now, so sorry… Continue reading “As Promised”

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Realkeeping it real

I have been home from Europe 1 week as of last night and continuing to keep it real. Everybody is getting back to “real-time”.

The past week my son is 90% recovered from his chronic cough which gave him the privilege of launching Lugees from Paris south and a little east to Italy. What a present for Monaco!
I am finally recovering from my week of the Ultimate TB I Challenge which gave me 0 hours of fitful sleep while doing a walking tour of France from 5AM to 9PM. I had to find time to manage our luggage and packing only in a carry on wheelie suitcase and assorted backpacks for 9 days, and that my friends truly sucked.

A part of keeping it real now that I am home is to write a lot more, that has been my goal all along but now I have a target event to keep me on/in line.

I might be having a backwoods vacation the end of July in the Niagara Falls region of southern Ontario/Northeast New York State on a huge road trip. This means from the guy we are visiting there is no Internet unless I venture ti Dunkin Donuts in Dunkirk, New York.  Gonna have to try to figure out how I cn get the maximum wireless Internet  only plan when paring my iPhone to my laptop to help keep it real.

My broken left foot has been feeling pretty darn good 45 days after a Costisone shot between the toes the huge walking tour of France and Italy, my blistered left foot has responded well to carefully planned walking. I cut my shoe footbed at the ball of my foot off too accomodate a painless experience and the bottom of the interior of my shoe was rough and that gave me fits,

The Ultimate TBI Challenge

The Ultimate TBI ChallengeTBI, The Ultimate TBI Challenge

I have been home for four days now from The Ultimate TBI Challenge only a TBI survivor like me can have.

I have been a Stay at Home Dad since day one of my son’s 13 years of life so dealing with the issue at hand was not that big of deal, the challenge I faced was that I was in France, did not speak the language and we were on an educational walking tour where we strode over 30 miles.  I asked him everyday, “do you want to go along or stay on the bus like we did for a 1/2 day at the beginning, or do you want to stay at the hotel. Mind you, we have no car and the hotel was in the country or on the seashore and there ere no stores or restaurants near by. Continue reading “The Ultimate TBI Challenge”

Medical Cannabis and TBI

Medical Cannabis and TBIMedical Cannabis and TBI

This is an exerpt from a very long, not brain injury survivor friendly, article that cuts to the chase and is the information we need to know to make a smart decision when it comes to Cannabis and Brain Injury. The entire article can be read here.

Natural endogenous cannabinoids are produced in the bodies of humans and some animals. Their main function is to bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body of the organism they came from.
A compound the brain manufactures in response to trauma may be useful as a treatment for complications resulting from brain injury, Israeli researchers report.
““We believe that this compound, that the brain itself produces, may serve as a neuroprotectant agent,” lead author Esther Shohami, a professor in the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, told Reuters Health.

The compound, known as 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG), is a cannabinoid, a substance the body produces with a similar structure to chemicals found in the cannabis plant, the source of marijuana.
In research published in the October 4th issue of Nature, the investigators found 2-AG at 10 times the normal level in the brains of mice 4 hours after a traumatic injury.
The researchers theorize that the compound somehow helps prevent some of the secondary complications associated with brain injury, possibly by reducing the inflammatory response, slowing the production of a toxic brain chemical or boosting the blood supply to the brain immediately after the injury. Continue reading “Medical Cannabis and TBI”

Doctor Recommended

Doctor Recommended To MeDoctor Recommended

In year 2014, my primary Dr said I can benefit from using of Cannabis and I should vape CBD and THC Cannabis. He asked if I had a Colorado Red Card use and should get one if I don’t already have one. Doctor recommended. It’s in my medical record
He can diagnose life changing illness/events and he can prescribe opiates but not  prescribe Cannabis. That my friends is Messed Up!
Know what else is messed up? Continue reading “Doctor Recommended”

It Was 3 AM

It Was 3 AM3am

And I was in bed, awake, brain injury still happening so everything was on check. from my end, well almost.  What’s up with that? It’s 3. A.M. and this never, ever happens to me anymore. This never happens to me. Ever.. Continue reading “It Was 3 AM”

On the Edge

On the Edgeon the edge

Always feeling like I was always on the edge after my TBI was a cruel and inhumane way to live life, keyword: punishment.

On the edge is a term I use when I felt like I was expected to perform in the hours of therapies I once had daily.

Then there were the Dr appointments, evaluations, re evaluations, checking and double checking while living under a microscope. I am not sure anybody could pass those test back to back to back. Continue reading “On the Edge”