Archive | September, 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser

September 29, 2011

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Truly, some days I feel like Alice spiralling round and round down the rabbit hole into a world of the wholly unexplainable. I’ve been reading those hospital records again.  Truly. Based on results, my adorable husband should be (a) dead then (b) vegetative then (c) dead again and then (d) dead again and (e) probably […]

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29…And Counting

September 26, 2011

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This morning I pointed out to Mike that his birthday is only a few weeks away.  I asked him how old he would be.  He responded….”29″.  I laughed and said “uuuuhhh…you wish!  Since I am almost three full years younger than you, that would make me 25 now.  Do I look 25?”  Forget diplomacy.  He […]

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Family, Comfort, Celebrations…Together

September 25, 2011

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Fall.  It’s time for nesting…settling in, getting ready for winter and snuggling.  Today seems to be the day to launch the Autumnal nesting at my house. Mike went to the church 90th anniversary luncheon with Mel.  I seized the opportunity to stay at home and get some stuff done.  First I watched two tivo’d episodes […]

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Memories

September 25, 2011

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These have been on my mind a lot lately.  Both Mike’s and my memories.  And just memory itself. There’s the memories of Mike’s arrest.  I think those are some kind of post traumatic thing…they make me cry a lot and grieve.  But in reality there is not a lot of time for that in my […]

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Progress!

September 21, 2011

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It’s a day.  Neither a good day nor a bad day.  A busy day…but still just a day.  We’ve been up for hours because today is the day the super duper high efficiency heat pump/air con is being installed.  What a project it is too.  Mercifully the temperatures are cool today.  This afternoon brings a […]

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Mike: Moving Forward…most days

September 12, 2011

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How could I ever have been prepared for the reality of living with brain injury?  I’m a girl who doesn’t do grey areas in life.  Or anything.  It’s black or it’s white.  It’s literal.  It’s unequivocal.  Brain injury…nobody knows about it or what the outcome will be.  It could be this or it could be […]

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For Donna…

September 5, 2011

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It has been said that friends can go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live from each other. They don’t hold grudges; they understand that life is busy…and you […]

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Mike’s Status and the VA Stuff….

September 5, 2011

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It’s been a busy summer and I can barely believe it is over…and we are almost 7 months post cardiac arrest.   All in all I would say we are leading a charmed life. Mike’s cardiologist says his heart is in pretty darned good shape all things considered.  Ejection fraction is normal.   Damage from the attack […]

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Today I Have Brains On The Brain

September 5, 2011

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I swear, I am so consumed with brain injury my own brain feels like scrambled eggs.  I have had to simplify it for myself.  I can’t fathom all this talk of neurons, neuro-transmitters and the rest of that mad scientist stuff.  I’m a simple girl.  I need things simple.  To that end, after talking to Mike […]

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