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Broken Brilliant Patient Expert

California
I am a long-term multiple mild traumatic brain injury who has overcome plenty of obstacles along the way. I write about my experiences living with MTBI and talk about how I make the most of my life, no matter what my circumstances. I seek to educate and entertain, to inspire and challenge my... Full Bio
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Gearing up – got my bag packed, and ready to roll by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I wrote this early this morning. Checked my calendar, put my necessary paperwork in a folder to take with me, got my numbers to call, once I’m all set, got direction ... Read on »
After so many years in confusion and pain… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I can honestly say that life is leveling out for me, and I now have what I would consider a “regular” life. And starting from there, things are becoming truly excepti ... Read on »
Definitely need to write things down by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Need to get my post-it notes going, again. My mind has been like a seive. I’m sure it’s me leaving this job, but I have either missed appointments or been 10-15 minute ... Read on »
Long-term neuropsychological outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In a 2004 study of long-term neuropsych outcomes after mild TBI, it was demonstrated that “MTBI can have adverse long-term neuropsychological outcomes on subtle aspec ... Read on »
My first drawing attempt after writing a post with lots of images in it by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Here it is – what I just drew, about 30 minutes after posting the original at the top of my post… writing a pretty long piece with a bunch of similar pictures in it, a ... Read on »
Making the most of everything you’ve got by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, you hit a rough patch. Maybe you literally hit something. Or it hit you. Or someone hit you. Or you got roughed up in some other way by this thing called Life. ... Read on »
Type A Personality with a TBI? You’re a GREAT candidate for recovery – Part 2 by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This is a continuation of an extended thought process – click here for the first part. Science (especially imaging) is starting to reveal what has always been tr ... Read on »
A good night’s sleep… and a new direction by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had a very taxing day, yesterday. In the midst of telling my manager that I was leaving (and having them freak out, albeit in a professionally muted way), and also ... Read on »
Long day today – will Ruckpack help? by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I re-watched an old Shark Tank episode where a Marine (former Special Ops) was pitching his energy drink Ruckpack. One of the big selling points for him was the c ... Read on »
The interview went well – I think by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I had my in-person job interview yesterday, and I think it went well. People were pretty guarded, but that’s to be expected in a high-power position for someone w ... Read on »
To medicate or not to medicate by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m doing my leg lifts a little differently this morning. I’m going slowly, and I’m not holding onto something for balance, unless I need it. I’ve been having balance ... Read on »
Late night, and late morning, too by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had to work late, last night – as in, early this morning. We started an installation project around midnight, and we were all on the phone till 2 a.m. The inst ... Read on »
That One Pure Thing by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I took time out over the weekend to focus in on getting some things done that have been hanging over my head for quite some time. I had an idea that needed to be deve ... Read on »
Focus… magic by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I have my weekly schedule together. And I am focusing on one project at a time. And it is magical, what the focus brings me. Just being able to say “No – not ... Read on »
Happy Memorial Day by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed. Read on »
MRI results are back by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I got a printed report in the mail, and things are looking good. No acute intracranial abnormality. No significant abnormality along my trigeminal or facial ne ... Read on »
Gearing up for my MRI tomorrow morning by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health At 7:30 tomorrow morning, I’m getting another MRI of my brain. Should be interesting. The last time I got one, I was having seizure-like episodes, and I was being eval ... Read on »
So, my neuropsych HAS been listening… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Okay, so, since 2008, I’ve been seeing a neuropsych for my TBI issues, and for years, it’s felt like they had no idea what I was actually talking about. I couldn’t det ... Read on »