Baseballs Don't Bounce
Part self help, part inspirational. This is a book of short stories, random thoughts and ideas to help people with acquired brain injury on the road to recovery. Just as the subject of this book suggest, random thoughts have become a way of life for me. When I "think it" I "ink it". You may know how important it is to write things down while they are fresh in your mind, and so I make no apologies for the stories being random and not following a specific story line. This is me and this is life. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a little more sleep? Have a little less anxiety? Or be a little less stressed? This book is full of ideas to help you in all of these areas and more. Take from this book what you can use and apply it as you see fit. I am not a doctor or therapist. What I do have is real-life experience with traumatic brain injury and recovery. Not one, but two traumatic brain injuries. The first one occurred when I was two years old. I fell down a flight of stairs landing on the concrete basement floor. I ended up in the hospital with a subdural haematoma. They had to drill a hole in my skull to release the pressure from my brain. The second occurred in 2002 when I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. I was a passenger and the driver lost control while talking on a cell phone. I was diagnosed with a catastrophic brain injury. Many people cannot afford a doctor or therapist. There does not seem to be enough time with your doctor to go over all of the things you are going through and how to prevent them or solve some of the problems. If you or our family take just one thing from this book that will help in your recovery and save many months of frustration, I believe that would be a great thing. Every day I live with this invisible disability and I am not letting it hold me back anymore. I have found many ways to truly enjoy my life no matter what is thrown at me. I have a brain injury. The brain injury does not have me!