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  1. Hi Rosie, My doctors told me to live my life... I laughed in my head when it was said ....I am coming up on 4 years...I don't think about it as much especially this last year and truth I didn't ever think I could stop being worried about it. Time seemed to lessen it for me. I agree with Tina about this year making things harder. It can be hard to understand all the things that contribute to how we feel. I did some counseling about a year ago and I did find it helpful I am glad I went. I hope my words are helpful in some way to you...We are all here for
  2. Had the Moderna , no effects after first shot but head ache and body aches after the second dose...lasted through the night into the nest day and around 4pm it started to fade and by eve I was feeling better...I am so happy to have gotten the shots I didn't even mind it.....My husband had same shots and only sore arm, different for everyone I guess..
  3. Hi Pascal, Welcome ... I am coming up on 4 years from my event. My morning brain and my evening brain are very different now. I have been learning Spanish during the pandemic and it has made me aware of the differences. I make so many more mistakes when I start to get that brain fatigue feeling. ..So I try to do it more in the morning...I keep thinking to myself if I have opportunity to use the Spanish if anyone talks to me at night hahaha...let's say I will be missing a lot I have found the recovery to be slow but I will say each year I feel improveme
  4. Hi Ilse, Another welcome, and so happy you found us...Love your humor, enjoyed reading what you wrote...You seem to already have what took me so much time to find...a positive attitude, That is wonderful. Your chumbawanba reference made me laugh out loud xx Jean
  5. Hi Kathy, Congrats on your 3 year SAH anniversary. I am coming up on four years in a couple of months. We are doing it Sounds like your life is full with loved ones. 4th grandchild, congrats, I have only 1 but have a 2nd on the way yea... Sorry reading about your husbands fall, that is a long recovery, hope it all goes well for him You say you find humor and joy admidst it all...well that is what life is all about... I send you all the best wishes for many more years xx Jean
  6. Hi Keyo, I hear you...I was shaken too, it takes time to take it all in. I had some sad but struggled more with reliving the experience. I did do some mental health therapy, I learned to relax, sounds crazy right haha...but yes I needed to Breathe and also do some visualization, which I now find very relaxing. So Keyo, what I guess I am trying to say is that we all have our own path to find our way back. Our brains follow I think, but time is key. Sending you well wishes as you continue to heal. xx Jean
  7. Hi Debbie, I am so happy you found this site, it has proven to be a wonderful resource for all of us. A lot of people have written wonderful, hopeful stories about their journeys. I also was able to read things from people who had a very similar experience to me, this was so helpful to me. As much as we all want to get back to our selves, the brain takes time to heal. Be extra specially kind and gentle to yourself. xx Jean
  8. Glad I read this...just actually landed 2 appointments for me and hubby for March 4th and 5th....Happy reading that it seems to be impacting us in a similiar fashion as everyone else...of course...realizing everyone is different...I think i was so worried about not being able to get a spot I didn't think of anything else...I had 3 friends work on it for us...not easy..
  9. Wonderful news for you Sallios, very happy for you. Yes indeed just go on with your life and enjoy
  10. Claire congratulations on 6 years and also congratulations on finding what I see as vital to getting on with life...being able to see that it is different, not better...not bad ..hope your run was amazing and hope you hopped over that spot that your headache began....Wishing you all the best and thank you for your wise words... xx Jean
  11. 17 years SM...well done getting on with and enjoying your life...and being such a great source for all of us here on BTG... As for FB, nah over rated....surviving a brain injury, now that is an accomplishment xx Jean
  12. Daffodil, that is wonderful you are a trainer of mindfulness.. I think the most wonderful thing about it, is it gives me (or anyone) the ability to quiet and calm ourselves...my younger son is a mental health therapist and he is taking additional training to offer this to his clients, as he sees it as very helpful...
  13. Hi Gam, I have some buzzing in my left ear. Hearing was impaired at first but that came back...buzzing is tolerable for me, I am thankful...I am on board with Daff's words about mindfulness and breathing...I was not, haha, really not at all but did seek out a therapist who practiced with me and now I realize there is help within myself...I just sit quiet, no TV, and breath slow taking myself to something calming, enjoyable what your special place or thing is... I realize this is not everyone's thing..My daughter likes to color, seems like a big no to me but she lov
  14. Hi Saleh, We are here for you.... xx Jean
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