A quick recap for those of you not playing along at home; I have three boys ages 9, 6, and 4. The four-year-old is about to turn 5 and I'm getting a feeling that it's time to say goodbye to babies. My baby is going to be 5 years old!! He's entering kindergarten in 4 … Continue reading Say Goodbye To Baby
I put off watching The Last Jedi as long as I could. I am outnumbered in my house. First, a husband, who is a "man of a certain age" and Star Wars is very important to this group of men. Then I have 3 boys. My oldest is 9 years old and is definitely in … Continue reading Ode to a Leader
I know the title sounds ominous but this is truly a great story if you can just stay with me. This falls into the category of "you just can't make this stuff up." I love it when patients get personal with me. I love asking about their lives and having them share pieces of themselves. … Continue reading I Broke My Patient’s Skull. Tales of a Homecare Physical Therapist.
Hey! Great news! I'm starting to get bored again. Yes, like actual bored! Like looking for an activity to do or someone to be around. Now, this may only be for a passing moment. But it's starting. Since I left work I can see my weeks plotting out in a predictable pattern. Monday and Tuesday will … Continue reading Mom! I’m boooooored!!
This is a picture of my actual to-do list from last week. I still can't believe it has happened. I think it was with a shaky hand that I crossed off the last item on the list. And it did take me the whole week to do it. I wrote the list on Monday morning. … Continue reading Grandma, I Quit My Job Today
As it comes up on the four year anniversary of my fall, I was planning on a post regarding the challenges and positives. But my thoughts roamed to a different view. The truth. Or more importantly, telling it. I still have trouble with telling the truth about me right now. I trip over saying "I … Continue reading To Tell The Truth
That title may be a little misleading. It gives the impression that to work is a voluntary choice. As that may be the case for many adults, is not the case in mine. I am a physical therapist. I have been a clinical/staff therapist for 18 years. I have never worked in management or administration. … Continue reading To Work or Not To Work (A Brief History of a Work-aholic)
It's been a very long and trying 3 1/2 - 4 weeks. I was on the precipice of returning to work since my last concussion in November 2017. I had already gotten the clearance from my neurologist and reviewed my working status with my supervisor. I already had my work computer and had a patient … Continue reading What’s In A Name?
I love this image Of standing in the ocean, in waist deep waters, taking the waves as the come Some you can jump over Some knock you down a bit But there you are, waiting, in between each one Enjoying the stillness in between Loving the feeling of having palms flat on the ocean Feeling … Continue reading Waiting in the Waves
Living with a brain injury can often feel like trying to navigate one of those large corn mazes. You feel that things are going well until you hit a dead end. Then you start to re-evaluate where you stand in life and every decision that has lead you to that point. Living … Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned from Parenting with a Brain Injury