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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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Been quiet, been busy by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been working on a personal project which is going to be done soon. I have not been on this blog much, lately, which is partly a good thing. I hope to write more t ... Read on »
Recovering well by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been a little under the weather, so I took myself offline completely all weekend. It was very cool. I got some reading done, I hung out with a new friend for a bi ... Read on »
Give myself a jump on the day by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just gotta jump into it I had a really crappy day, yesterday. There’s been tension at work (which is going to be how things are, for the next couple-three months), a ... Read on »
Facebook fast is working :) by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been off Facebook for a couple of weeks now, and I feel pretty excellent. The more time I spend away from it, the more I realize how it’s just a bad influence in ... Read on »
My compliments to the chef – that would be me by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This isn’t exactly what I cooked… but it’s close I just made myself the most incredible dinner. It was so good, I ate a little too fast, and now I need to rest… whil ... Read on »
Quiet is good by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Long walk, down a country road… I’ve had a very quiet few days… when I’ve been at home, that is. This past week has been crAYzy, and I’ve spent my time at home r ... Read on »
Easy peasy… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today has been an awesome day. I’ve been taking it easy, reading and writing and just enjoying myself. I also went out for a 2-hour walk and discovered some back roads ... Read on »
Taking a much-needed break today by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I had a good session with my neuropsych yesterday. We ended up running pretty late, because there’s a lot to cover. As much as I have rebuilt my basic functionalit ... Read on »
Sleep, work, eat, live… rinse and repeat by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was flying solo last evening, moving at my own pace and enjoying having the house to myself. I watched a bit of t.v., then realized what a huge waste of time it was ... Read on »
Working on foggy and dull by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m a little low this morning. I got a full night’s sleep – almost 8 hours – but I haven’t been sleeping well for a number of days, so I have some catching up to do. I ... Read on »
So, so grateful by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just got done chatting with a friend I used to work with. I am SO fortunate to not work where I used to. ’nuff said. G’night all. Read on »
Oh, yeah – it helps if I check on that… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been wondering why my email has been “down” for the past while. Turns out, I was maxed out, and I was looking in the wrong place for what my quota was. But when I ... Read on »
Downtime and Uptime by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been having a really excellent weekend, which just got better, thanks to cancelling plans that would have taken me and my spouse into a nearby city to run errands ... Read on »
Lucky, lucky me by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m feeling pretty positive today. I had an up-and-down week at work, but it ended on a good note, and I’m feeling like I’m much more connected and plugged in with people ... Read on »
Walking on a different wild side by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been daydreaming about chucking it all and hitting the road. I’ve managed to save up a nice little chunk of change, banking it for house repairs and emergency situati ... Read on »
After TBI you’re still human by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health And you still have the same types of interests and desires and needs that you had before your injury/-ies. You want to be fully engaged. You want to be involved in you ... Read on »
Just happy to be here by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Uh oh – I just got back from a session with my neuropsych, and it appears that some of the “adventures” I’ve been having — some of which were really fun at the time and le ... Read on »
How I can get hurt – again and again by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had an interesting conversation with my neuropsych yesterday. I have been wondering about some judgments I’ve made, in the past six months or so, which at the time ... Read on »
Remembering why I’m doing all this by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It all stacks up, after a while So, I’ve got a bunch of writing projects going, and in my usual fashion, I’m devising great plans for these works. I’ve always had a ... Read on »
Doing AND Enjoying by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health One of the things that has really become clear to me over the past several years, is that being functional is not enough for me. I need to do more than live my life — I al ... Read on »