I Read 85 Books in 2017 for Free (And Now You Can, Too!)

So I read a lot.  And it sounds expensive, because books are really expensive in the US, but in truth, I barely spent any money last year on books.  There are so many ways to obtain books for free (or almost free) LEGALLY, and I’m here to spill the beans, having compiled over 2 dozen ways to read for free (or almost free)! ★ All! The! eBooks! and Audiobooks! First […]

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Why I’m Taking a Chemo Drug #ButYouDontLookSick

Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain.  It had begun in my foot early spring, and by the time I started the drug, the pain had spread to my shoulder, elbow, multiple fingers, hips, and even to my jaw. In beginning of August, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis by a Rheumatologist at […]

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Organizing with Brain Injury

I used to be that student who started an assignment at 12AM the night before it was due, finished it at some wee hour of dawn, and submitted it to more or less make an A. Once my brain was snipped at and poked around a bit, that part of me was no more. I think many Brain Injury Survivors can agree that organization and memory issues are very large […]

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Our March for Brain Injury Awareness #NotAloneInBrainInjury

This year’s hashtag/motto for Brain Injury Association of America‘s Brain Injury Awareness Month is #NotAloneInBrainInjury. The campaign for 2016~2017 is “Not Alone“: The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have […]

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What is Executive Function Disorder?

After my last post (which was the beginning of #MyBrainInjuryJourney project), I was contacted by a few people who were interested in learning about Executive Function Disorder. This post is about this elusive disorder, which could make doing work, getting organized, and being motivated very difficult, and my experience over the past few years in learning to accommodate to it. So what exactly IS Executive Function Disorder? It’s actually exactly what it […]

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