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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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Staying ahead of the game by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Gotta stay sharp… get a jump on the day Learning lessons as I go… it’s no good for me to start early-early at work, where there are people around who want to talk ab ... Read on »
Wanted: Just a LITTLE bit of control over my computer by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m this close to un-installing Google Chrome. I know it’s popular with the younger crowd, but I cannot stand what a pig it is with resources. I can open Chrome to listen ... Read on »
Still not easy, though by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday was a mixed bag kind of day. Mondays and Tuesdays are turning out to be that way for me, lately. We’ve got deadlines looming, and it’s become increasingly tough ... Read on »
The Ultimate Compliment by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had a really great day, yesterday. I got a big boost on Friday, after a hell week of missed deadlines, scrambling to catch up, and feeling like everything was falling ap ... Read on »
Finding my way through the country I used to recognize by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday was a good day. I was riding high on the boost I got from work, and the day turned out pretty cool. The more I think about the compliment I got at work ... Read on »
From Victim to Survivor… to Human by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health … or maybe we become something MORE. I’m reading a paper written in 2010 by a sociology student called How Memory Affects Sense of Self: Stories of Traumatic Brain I ... Read on »
Just very, very grateful by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This has been an extremely challenging week. But at the end of it all, I come home to a weekend of rest and relaxation, and sincere gratitude for all the good that is in m ... Read on »
Funny again by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I haven’t been funny in a long time. It’s been nearly ten years, in fact. I used to be funny – cracking jokes and keeping the mood light, when things got too heav ... Read on »
A whole new me shows up by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s interesting. My neuropsych is about to get to know a completely different side of me, which I suspect they had not encountered much before. I’m not even sure if they ... Read on »
How I am today by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I didn’t get much sleep last night. Things have “blown up” at work, and a project I was managing and thought was fine, is NOT fine. It’s crashed (not quite burned), and no ... Read on »
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 »