Taco Monday: “Back” to the Kitchen (Alternative Subtitle: Learning How to Cook with the Help of My OT)

For weeks, my occupational therapist talked about getting me "back" to the kitchen. I explained to her at least thrice that I was never really in the kitchen to begin with, but she either didn't want to believe me, thought that my memory was failing me, or had a faulty memory herself. And so yesterday … Continue reading Taco Monday: “Back” to the Kitchen (Alternative Subtitle: Learning How to Cook with the Help of My OT)

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