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Broken Brilliant Patient Expert

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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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The shell-ter we carry with us by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Our home is what we make it One of my readers made a great comment over at a recent post : I have come to recognise and realise, we people with TBIs need to embold ... Read on »
10 Reasons I Keep Juggling by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I feel like a clown now… but I’m improving! It’s pretty amazing… the effect that juggling is having on me. It benefits me in these ways: It’s improving my eye ... Read on »
Help where we can find it by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health You just have to keep looking till you find what will help I’ve always been a very independent person. I think I’ve had to become this way, because I had so little h ... Read on »
After this long week… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am ready for a break. Not so much a break from work, as break from pointless stupidity. What is wrong with people, that they must create so much drama? I just don’t know ... Read on »
Learning to throw with my left hand by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I really loved to play ball when I was a kid basketball, football, soccer… and especially baseball, softball, whiffleball… you name it. If there was a ball (and pref ... Read on »
Making the most of my time by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had a very interesting experience yesterday. And today. I started practicing juggling a couple of balls, to rewire my brain and explore some neuroplasticity. I thoug ... Read on »
Body practice for brain improvement by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve added a new piece to my morning/evening routines — when I am about to brush my teeth, I pull my toothbrush out of the holder and toss it from hand to hand. Sometimes ... Read on »
Keeping that warm fire burning by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s up to me to feed the fire I’m in kind of a raw place this morning. I’ve got a phone screen interview for a potentially great job, later today, and I’m starting ... Read on »
Keeping focus when everything is GREAT by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health One of the more interesting challenges in my life, is keeping focused on what I’m doing, when everything is going great and I have a lot of energy. That’s what I’m dea ... Read on »
Trying to stop me? Yeah, good luck with that :) by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, a week and a half ago, I bought a new bed. I’d been sleeping in my old bed the first real bed I actually bought, back during my first marriage. That old bed was ... Read on »
The foundation of TBI (or any?) recovery by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve been thinking about my next steps in my TBI recovery. Logistically, I have been pretty consumed with just keeping thing together on a day-to-day basis for the past 7 ... Read on »
Back from my 2-day reboot by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Ahhhh… that’s more like it. I just got up from a 2-hour Sunday afternoon nap, feeling like I’ve gotten the reset I’ve been needing. My parents came to visit over t ... Read on »
Allowing myself to feel tired by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, yesterday I got an encouraging sign that I’m on the up-swing I was tired all afternoon. Why is this good? I’ve been so stressed, for so long, that I can’ ... Read on »
An hour is about enough, either way by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m working on my learning skills, these days, brushing up on things I need to know to be competitive in the workplace and move on to my next job. I’ve been working with s ... Read on »
Rocket Fuel Coffee — It’s not for everyone by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health So, I shared my “rocket fuel” coffee with my spouse yesterday, and it did not go over well with them. That’s putting it mildly. In fact, they had a panic attack from the r ... Read on »
Knowing when to call it a day by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I had a pretty long day, today. I’ve been wrangling with some logic problems I’ve been studying, and I’m not getting any closer to a solution (I think). So, it’s t ... Read on »
TBI Recovery – Never mind the bullocks by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health When it comes to TBI recovery, good help is hard to find. Doctors don’t know enough, and a lot of them aren’t aware that they don’t know enough. Friends and family ... Read on »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms Part 1 by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health brokenbrilliant : Low energy? Feeling drained after TBI/Concussion? It might be your endocrine system. This is a great article that could help relieve a lot of ... Read on »
Modern technology is great when it works … Technology Tolerance Test by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health brokenbrilliant : Computer problems? You’re not alone… Originally posted on braininjuryselfrehabilitation : Over the past several years we’ve b ... Read on »
The TBI/Concussion Energy Crisis – Part 2 of 2 by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This is Part 2 of a long post that I’ve split into two parts. The first part is here : Running on empty? Long-term outcomes after mild traumatic brain injury — a ... Read on »