Hello again! I am in a bit of disbelief that I am writing for two days in a row- I hope to keep this up! :)
Today was actually a pretty good day. I am struggling with my daily headache, that seems to be a bit stronger than usual. I am attributing this to the fact that I tried to be really productive today. LOL.
I woke-up, late of course, but this is usual for me now. (Hey, at least I am sleeping!). I took the kids to school, came home, cleaned up the house, made beds, and even had time to dress my dogs in their Halloween costumes (see below). I went to a meeting at the school, helped out a friend, picked-the kids up from school, helped with homework, cleaned up again, ran an errand with my son, made dinner, cleaned up again, and now I am finally sitting to write about it. Phew! What a day. No wonder my head hurts. I think it would have hurt even without the TBI, but probably not this kind of headache (those of you with TBI/TBI survivors will know the kind of headache I am talking about). I am hoping it is gone by morning, but since it started last night... well, I will try to stay positive.
I am still excited for this "fresh start". There is quite that I could be stressed over, but I am truly trying to focus on the positive and not the negative.
On that note, I wanted to share some positive news we (my wonderful counselor and I) concluded. As it turns out, it would appear that I am still high functioning in very high stress situations. As a matter-of-fact, it would appear that rather than an increase in stress (normal for most people), I actually calm down. Though this is short lived, and it is not good to be in this state for an extended period of time, the good news is that I do well under extreme pressure. The not so good news, is, well, the mid-level and low-level processing is still very much impacted. The mid and low impact the day-to-day functioning. Super bummer. We will continue to work on "re-routing" my brain. Maybe I will train my brain to get around the detours. :) What kind of detours have you or your loved one faced? Any suggestions?
It's a long ride on a bumpy road, but it is worth it!
Be the reason someone chose not to give-up.
Photo credit to https://beacon.wharton.upenn.edu/entrepreneurship/2014/11/scale-your-mindset/