Monday, June 21, 2021

neck buzz

Pain management in my forehead has improved. Recently, I've been the left side scalp pain from my injuries has returned. This morning, I felt a pain run up my neck and around my head. Something I've never experienced before. Then it went away and I didn't feel it again for the rest of the day except for the occasional scalp pain on the left side of my head.  

The recent rain and thunderstorms are not helping. 

What brings me joy when I have head issue is this song from The Lego Batman Movie. Hearing and seeing this music video makes me happy. 

Tornedo warnings in my area this evening made me think my programmable shunt valve could have been responding to it. I like many people with medical devices, can feel the changes in weather outside. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Tinnutus and the sculpture

My visit to see Journey to Freedom in 2021

This morning I had an episode of tinnitus in my right ear. I started having tinnitus after my brain injuries in 2014.  This was jarring to experience as is hasn't occurred in a few months.  Totally felt like I had been hit inside the head on my right side with a whoosing sound moving from the inside of my right ear through the middle of my head. 

It lasted for what felt like a very long five minutes and was quite disorienting. The last few days I have been having balance issues and my feet have been getting confused. 

These symptoms are just one of many that I and millions of others experience after surviving a brain injury.                                                           

Recently, I was able to see the Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom Sculpture which was making a stop in my area. The sculpture will be touring several states thru 2023.  Harriet Tubman is also a traumatic brain injury survivor.