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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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Adapting… and realizing how much good it does me by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have had a few days to “decompress” after my trip to see my family. Two full days of driving 8 hours there, 8 hours back did a number on me, and I’ve been foggy an ... Read on »
I must be getting better… a lot better by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Sometimes you have to bring your own light Got back last night from my return drive home. Found my spouse sitting in a dark house, watching television. Now, that’s d ... Read on »
When bad things happen to good people by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The road ahead is not always clear Oh, this is upsetting. My neuropsych is having potentially serious health issues, and we won’t be meeting next week. The ups ... Read on »
Does *everything* have to be professionalized? by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m visiting my family this weekend. I drove to my parents’ place all day yesterday, which took longer than I anticipated. It was an amazingly beautiful day. Just phen ... Read on »
Traveling again by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Headed down this kind of a road today… I’m headed out on the road again – going to see family several states away. I’ll be driving, and the weather is phenomenal for ... Read on »
Just being grateful solves a lot by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been struggling a bit, lately, with some resentments and frustrations. Starting a new job and feeling like I’m new all over again has been a little tough. I want to k ... Read on »
Getting into my routine by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Feels really good. I managed to get to bed at a decent hour, last night, which was fantastic. I also took care of some chores around the house that needed to be done, ... Read on »
A regular week — hooray by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health ………………….Please do! Well, I learned my lesson, last week. I worked extra hours to make up for the time I was missing when I took the day off on Friday. And it was not ... Read on »
Me and my seclusion by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Ah, solitude… An interesting thing has happened with me, since I changed jobs and have more time to myself at home now. I seem to have turned into a bit of a hermi ... Read on »
Not giving in by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Ha – just try me ;) I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about my processing speed. I’ve been feeling dull and stupid — probably because of my new job that has me sitti ... Read on »
Slow is the New Fast – part 3. by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health brokenbrilliant : Getting on a bike and riding — even 10 minutes in the morning — makes a huge difference for me in the quality of thinking and sense of well-b ... Read on »
Slow is the New Fast – Epilogue by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health brokenbrilliant : Here’s a great post from a gal who’s on her way back from a cycling accident 3 years ago. Enjoy. Originally posted on JustAdventu ... Read on »
Hard work – and stress – paying off by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yeah, it’s paying off :) I don’t want to sing the praises of stress right now, because I don’t want anyone getting the idea that I think stressing yourself out is a ... Read on »
Going back to bed by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The wedding yesterday was way too much for me. I knew five of the 200 people there, and two of them I really don’t like. I wish I liked them. I really do. They are bes ... Read on »
Paying attention. Closely. by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I woke up early today – 5:30. I just woke up. It’s just as well, because I have a lot to do today, and I want to make some progress with some personal projects, before I l ... Read on »
Stabilized now… and rebuilding by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Okay, I’ve been at my job just a few days shy of two weeks, and I’m getting settled in my new role and routine. I’ve actually been able to get about 8 hours of sleep e ... Read on »
Hiding out for the weekend by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been keeping a really low profile, this weekend. Haven’t been interacting online much at all just reading and studying and working on some personal projects. ... Read on »
On the mend, bit by bit by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Patching myself up again Wow, I have been wiped out this past week. For two reasons: First, I’m completely depleted by the past years of BS that I’ve been wrangl ... Read on »
Done for the day by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Full day at work. Lots of training and orientation. Completely overwhelmed, and not helped by not having gotten my afternoon coffee. Making supper now. Getting in bed ... Read on »