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It’s Fried-day!


It has been a long week with Dad going from rehab back to the hospital to rehab and back to the hospital again.  As of this moment, he has been in ER all morning, having just gone back to rehab … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Thanksgiving


Richard and I went next door for their family gathering and it was nice.  I worked hard on trying to simply remain in the moment and comfortable.  I usually carry a good (LOL, understatement!) amount of fear with me into … Continue reading

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Time Capsule/Snap Shot from 2003


[This was written in 2003, almost one year to the date of being rear-ended on the freeway.  I thought this writing was long since lost.  Before the accident I started a group and we went through Cheryl Richardson’s book “Take … Continue reading

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Rippling Effects of Suicide


[Written Saturday morning] Richard and I went to a garage sale at our neighbor’s house this morning; I was excited to get out of the house and go to a sale or two.  To my surprise I found some really … Continue reading

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Shhh…don’t tell anyone…


I’m taking a break from the family insanity and dysfunction. Last week we had a big meeting with Dad at rehab, one Brother, Sister-in-Law and I all phoned in.  Dad’s therapists, the Social Worker, Step-Mom, the Brother who lives closest … Continue reading

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When the Dysfunction Hits the Fan


Wow, this past seven days has been a whirlwind of research, phone calls, questions, more research, more questions and phone calls. At times it really does make my head spin. I had done research on places for my Dad and … Continue reading

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Desiderata


This poem was on a poster in my best friend’s bedroom in junior high, I recently re-read it to refresh my mind and strengthen my spirit.  This is what I had in mind when I posted yesterday’s excellent quote from … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Recovery, Searching for Answers, TBI Picnic (posted July 21, 2009)


I watched a little bit of a movie on FX this afternoon, Jennifer Garner, I think it was called 13 Going on 30. When I tuned in, she had just been transformed from a teenager to a 30-something woman. I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Beyond the Discomfort / Still Asking For Help (posted June 28, 2009)


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the quest for help and receiving none. I stopped at a church rummage sale Friday after my counseling appointment. It was a huge sale, but not too overwhelming because it was well organized … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Perspective on Losing My Home? (posted May 25, 2009)


I spent another better portion of the day resting (I know life with TBI is SO exciting!) It is still quite odd to me to go from being very active all my life, not a TV watcher or couch potato, … Continue reading

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