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”

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”

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.

Driving Cross Country

A 7 day round-trip roadtrip driving cross country to NY state and into Canada from Colorado is not for the feint of heart.

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Classic NY sunset
And you can see anything, we saw a fatal accident leaving Wisconsin to make make what we were doing all too real, too fast when we saw those small white tents in the median.
Life still happens and you need to stay focused after seeing something like that so I had to change the conversation before our car became fully wigged out.
Turning the page now…
 
Thinking back on it all, what a long strange trip it was.
The rest area, or way side pit stop can be a pretty lawless place and saw people you just knew not to mess with getting condoms in the men’s room.
Everybody has to use the facilities sometime while traveling cross country on the road, just not late on a weekend night so after that we visited the logistical service outlets at some exits, yes that was me with a kid at the Baskin Robbins counter at a Petro in York at 11:30 at night. It was so worth it! IMG_2536Truck stops late at night is a different world as well. Truck drivers (logistics tech) and truck stops are no more, it seems like logistics is the new buzzword along Interstate 80/90 when it comes to long hauling. At a logistical service center (truck stop) you can bank, get a haircut or massage, have your oil changed/tires rotated, eat all you can, buy Powerball, get WIFI and other things. Oh ya, they just sell gas and have 10 different flavored Icee’s as well.
Saw some pretty cool Volvo long haulers along the way. I would say a Freightliner semi tractor truck is the number 2 truck to have after a Volvo. Some of those Volvos were just huge, bigger in size with just 6 wheels, no more dual rear drive tire sets on the drive axles on the newer trucks. The Peterbuilt and Kenworth trucks seemed to be the aged older hand me down truck at the fuel pump.
 

Saw the best of what the Midwest has to offer including the Duct Tape World Headquarters in Ohio,

DUCT-TAPE HEADQUARTERS
Cross country sites

yes sir we did drive right past it!

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Native Roots Resupply Today

Went to Native Roots in Littleton this morning to restock my supply. My brain is in love withe the bud or is it the bud ID receptionist, hmmm. She is a true pleasure and deserves a raise me thinks, oh and she was very knowledgeable about the refab progress when I asked.

Oil or flower, oil or flower, hmm.

How bout an edible, perhaps an AutoPilot Omega3 THC capsule. Decisions I like to make!

Mmmm, predicaments I like!

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Youth Sports Safety

Youth Sports Safetyyouth sports safety

When it comes to Youth Sports Safety you can’t be too cautious.

That’s why I texted our coach 15 minutes before practice was to start saying we were a no go. Continue reading “Youth Sports Safety”

Creativity, TBI and Marijuana

Creativity, TBI and Marijuana: Increased TBI, Creativity and MarijuanaCreativity

Creativity, TBI and Marijuana together can work wonders on your confidence and abilities. Continue reading “Creativity, TBI and Marijuana”

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,