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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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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 »
What a difference a nap makes by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s like night and day. So, I lay down and slept for an hour. At 2:15, I was up and ready to roll, like I hadn’t been in days. Got some chores done that I had ... Read on »
#Mobilgeddon works for me by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, a week ago on April 21, Google released an update to its search algorithm that gives a boost to mobile-friendly pages in their results . At first, web mavens ... Read on »
Routine and Habit – what helps you recover from TBI / PCS by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health When you’re recovering from mild TBI or post-concussion syndrome (PCS), having to reinvent the wheel for simple tasks is Enemy #1. Having to re-think everything th ... Read on »
Work makes it worth it by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been going-going-going for the past five days, and today is another going-going-going day. I’ve got a lot to fit into my hours, and nothing will wait. It’s just ... Read on »
i have a hard time organizing things since my concussion by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Someone searched on this yesterday and found their way to this blog. I hope they found what they were looking for. They’re definitely not alone. After my last ... Read on »
Things to do differently this year by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After going through all the pain of sorting through my taxes from several years, I am strongly motivated to do things very differently this year, than in past years. ... Read on »
Adversity is my friend, this week by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This has been an extraordinarily challenging week. Thursday and Friday, especially. All sorts of stuff “blew up” at work most of the drama being emotional. Hm. I ... Read on »
Not in the mood today by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s Monday, and normally this does not bother me. But today, I’m not feeling it. I think it was the long walk in the woods yesterday that was so excellent, I did ... Read on »
The long, slow road back from TBI by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last night, everything kind of caught up with me. For some reason, I was so desperately sad and felt like I was giving up. I don’t know where that “came from” I had ... Read on »
I am just so tired of all this crap by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Maybe I’m getting old, but all the hullabaloo at work over everything that needs to get done… it’s really getting tiresome. Lots of work, not enough people to do ... Read on »
Finishing what I started… in 2009 by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s been over 5 years, since I started the book I’m finishing right now. It’s about sensory issues,and how they affect my life each day. It’s my hope that this bo ... Read on »
Picking up and moving right along by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Surprise! My contract at my current job has been extended for another year. The first surprise was that it was announced yesterday. I know my boss has been wor ... Read on »
Dealing with TBI Burnout – Part II by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health See, when your brain suddenly works differently than it did before, it can be incredibly stressful. You have to stay on your toes, because so much can and will go w ... Read on »
Actually, that was probably a migraine by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was really in bad shape yesterday – not able to handle hearing people talk, feeling a little drunk, dazed and dull, and generally not in good shape. We picked up ... Read on »
100 Days and Counting by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The reality of my situation is starting to sink in. There is a very good chance that I will be out of this job by mid-June. It occurred to me last night, when I was t ... Read on »
Did the math. Yes, we can afford another car by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The numbers are in, and it’s looking pretty good. So far. Based on all the work I’ve done over the past year or so, I can actually afford to buy a decent used car out ... Read on »