Saturday, March 19, 2022

fog and then some

 The ice storm last weekend left me with chronic pain from both my head and cerebral shunt. Today there's pressure in my forehead and pain on the shunt valve. The fog yesterday and earlier today only added to the pain issues. The walking issues have returned briefly this week with my right leg crossing over my left leg. I've become better at paying attention to this, as I can stop myself from falling forward.  

 This afternoon, I feel pain on the shunt valve, pressure in my forehead and pain behind my right eye. 

 The right eye pain is an improvement from last week, when I had pain behind both eyes.  

I managed to get some drawing done today which was a huge improvement from last weekend, where I couldn't do anything because I was uncomfortable. 

I met with my local brain injury recreation group this week. It's always nice to be around others who understand what it's like to have a shunt, chronic pain and other issues associated with living with a brain injury.

Sunday, March 6, 2022


 This week in March marks eight years since surviving multiple brain injuries and being shunt revision surgery free. I wrote about my injuries while in rehab.

I made a film about my injuries to spread awareness about brain injury hydrocephalus. I made a short film about my injuries:

Of course, as I do every year every brain anniversary, I enjoy a cupcake from Barnes and Noble cafe.