Hello everyone. I’m sorry for the long in between posts. In January, I had another brain injury. I fell on some ice and smacked the back of my head, small gash, but I lost consciousness for a short time. I have been out of work since January and it is been really hard for me and my family. Now let me make this clear this is not a pity post, nor am I looking for sympathy, it’s just the fact. For those of you who have brain injury that are reading my blog you know exactly what I mean or maybe not exactly but you get the idea because everyone’s injury is different and affects people differently.
A lot of my functions affected by this brain injury more than the others and that is difficult for me to comprehend. It’s not difficult to comprehend in the basic understanding of how it happened but the fact that happened happened has made it difficult for me to understand. I am in speech therapy OT and PT now and I feel like I’ve made some gains which is great. But I find myself not being able to fully relax and recover because of all the BS I deal with Short-term disability.
Cue rant disclaimer: how the hell are you supposed to get better by resting your brain and not getting stressed out when these companies asked you for multiple pieces of paper constantly not giving you your benefit because they’re missing some stupid note from your doctor when your doctor is already sent it by way of post, email and fax… You have bills piling up the wide zoo phone calls constantly about past due balances but yeah relax and don’t think about things and just do your homework for your therapy so your brain okay better… not happening, so what do you do what does one do when this kind of the situation? At my latest doctors appointments they spoke a lot about mental health and depression and how that can hinder your ability to get well, but how can I not be depressed and anxious when I feel like everything is a hurdle to getting well?
Anyhow I don’t want a boy you guys with further rants I just wanted to check in with everyone since it’s been a while. I would also like to say how much I appreciate the built-in speech to text for dictation system that the MacBook Pro has an it otherwise I would not be able to write this post. I use it for writing emails dictating text messages working on my calendar to help keep my appointments in order. Not a lot of people realize that is built-in to the Mac it’s not Siri it’s different it’s more exact but still not perfect. It’s definitely not as exact as Dragon dictation but there is not a dictation software for Mac that I am aware of. So if you would like to not know more about this built-in dictation on Mac please leave me a message and I’ll do my best to show you how to access it. Or if you have a suggestion for me other than this dictation that is better please also leave me a message because I’m looking for new ways to be able to continue my writing. To read this thank you for following me and I hope to be more consistent in the future with my posts. Have a blessed day.
This is my screensaver on my computer: It really expresses how I feel right now.