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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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Crushing. Just crushing. And yet… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The week ahead of me is one of those one-foot-in-front-of-the-other types of weeks. I can’t think too much about things, because inside my head, it’s a swirling mass of pa ... Read on »
The book is going well by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I’m finally sitting down to write one of the books I’ve been planning for some time. It’s an extended version of my series of posts I wrote about Recovering a Sen ... Read on »
Swimming through the downwelling — Got my STP going on by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Good stuff for a tired-ass rainy day When in doubt, Stone Temple Pilots are good company to keep. I’m listening to No. 4, and it’s as good as ever. I went through a ... Read on »
One thing they never tell me about TBI – but they should by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health WTF is going on in there? I had another irritating session with my neuropsych on Thursday. We’ve changed the day of the week we meet, and now… instead of meeting e ... Read on »
Welcome new readers by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I see there are a bunch of new readers here. I just checked my stats, and it looks like a handful more people are following this blog. Welcome. It’s been an extrem ... Read on »
Three hours off, two hours on, three hours off… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m up at 2:30 a.m., decompressing. Things at work are mighty tense, with multiple deadlines coming, and a lot of details to cover. I have done a great job, up till n ... Read on »
Letting it go – for good reason by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I missed the original date, but maybe they have an “encore” event this month? I had a lousy meeting with my neuropsych on Friday evening. First problem was, it was F ... Read on »
Making sense of … nothing by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What happens here, affects everywhere WordPress featured a blog (no longer actively maintained, but still there for posterity), about the experiences of someone who ... Read on »
Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It) by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health brokenbrilliant : Writing can do wonders for recovery from brain injury – in this case, recovery from stroke (acquired brain injury) by someone who has a stron ... Read on »
A good sign by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I started off this weekend, last night, planning how many things I would do today. The parts of my projects I would undertake and finally complete so I can move on t ... Read on »
Deadline done. Now two days to myself. by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thank God for small favors. After a couple of crazy weeks, my spouse is gone for a business trip, and I have the house to myself for two blissfully silent days. I thin ... Read on »
Rebuilding my life, one experience at a time by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It happens to the best of us I’ve been thinking a lot about my life, lately, seeing some things fall away, seeing some things come into focus. My spouse has been ... Read on »
Two more days… two more weeks… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m counting down to the weekend — two more days, till my week is up, and I can rest and sleep. I have had a full week, with late nights of working. And my spouse has been ... Read on »
New season, new ways by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I’ve started to begin my days with a new routine getting up and doing some meridian exercises, to get my internal energy flowing better. I’ve also been lifting w ... Read on »
Back from vacation, and doing things differently by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Rowing through the fifth circle of hell – anger So, my “vacation” was quite different from expected. My spouse got really sick, so I spent the bulk of the time takin ... Read on »
Taking good care of myself by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Well, my spouse has done it again. We were supposed to leave for our vacation today around noon, and now they tell me that they’re not going to ready in time. They ma ... Read on »
Yes, but I’m free by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I woke up this morning with an image in my head a horse tied to a cart, pulling it along. Kind of like this image: It reminded me of the day I have ahead of me… ... Read on »
Resting well by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Note the smile on the resting face… :) I had a pretty good day, yesterday. I got things done that I needed to do, and I got some good exercise. I also had a lot of a ... Read on »
Pick your perspective by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s all in the eye of the beholder My new project, these days, is working on my perspective. I have fallen prey to a lot of anger and bitterness and also resentme ... Read on »
It really does matter how you look at things — and yes, you can choose by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, after posting about working on my perspective, I took a quick look at my Twitter feed, and I found a mention of a new study that’s been published: Neurophysi ... Read on »