First Post-ABI Night Away from Home: Major Anxiety, Major Success

And now, back to a post that I was working on before I was distracted by less-pleasant events. As the title of this post gives away, I recently had my first post–brain injury night away from the security of my husband and apartment in the form of a Saturday–Sunday trip to London, Ontario. I had … Continue reading First Post-ABI Night Away from Home: Major Anxiety, Major Success

Care Conference: Making Plans, Taking Names, Giving Myself Gold Stars

Last Thursday, my husband and I gathered with all of the specialists that I've been seeing at my neuro day-hospital program to discuss my progress, make a plan for the rest of my time in treatment, and set a tentative discharge date. Each member of my team had been careful to reassure me in advance … Continue reading Care Conference: Making Plans, Taking Names, Giving Myself Gold Stars

Wheel-Trans: How to Trans-form (Ha…) Your Life Using Public Transportation Alone

Wheel-Trans is the door-to-door accessible option of Toronto's public transportation system for those who qualify for the service. While it used to be only for people with physical disabilities, it recently "open[ed] up [its] eligibility criteria to include any person with a disability that prevents a person from taking conventional transit for all or part … Continue reading Wheel-Trans: How to Trans-form (Ha…) Your Life Using Public Transportation Alone

Current “Normal”: Knowledge, Acknowledgment, Acceptance (Alternative Subtitle: Ramble, Ramble, Ramble)

Since starting a neuro day hospital program last week, I've been making a renewed effort to accept that there are things that I can't change about the current state of my brain. This isn't to say that I'm not being as active a participant as I can be in my recovery process. On the contrary, … Continue reading Current “Normal”: Knowledge, Acknowledgment, Acceptance (Alternative Subtitle: Ramble, Ramble, Ramble)