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Blog series by Kent updated 09-01-2019 04:14 PM 3 parts 2723 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Why this blog?

08-09-2019 05:06 PM by Kent | 3 comments »

In May 2014 I was run down by an SUV driver making a left-turn. In addition to a broken shoulder and leg bone, I literally cracked my skull when my head slammed against the pavement. Ouch. The last part caused a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I was diagnosed with a contusion. My symptoms kept me from seeing and thinking clearly. I was so messed up that I didn’t realise how messed up I was. My initial treatments all addressed the bone and tissue damage, and so my TBI symptoms went unre...

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Part 2: Learning about "channels"

08-24-2019 06:47 PM by Kent | 6 comments »

When you work hard doing something new, you will get tired. When you get tired, you should rest. This sounds pretty obvious and straight-forward, but for me, it really wasn’t. When your brain is broken, all bets are off. Firstly, I needed to learn that even though I could remember doing many things the connections in my brain had been damaged in the accident. This meant that, ironically, I could no longer do many things that I could remember doing. Even 2 years after my accident, I hadn’t ...

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Part 3: Life in the "Fun House"

09-01-2019 04:14 PM by Kent | 4 comments »

Imagine putting on someone else’s glasses and wearing them for a few days. If those glasses were different enough from what you normally experience, they would distort your perception and start to make you feel like you were in a “Fun House” at a science centre or fall fair. It’s amusing as an experience, but as a way of life, it gets old quick. Trust me on that, because that’s been my reality for a few years now. I’ve had several new prescriptions over ...

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