Yesterday my dad left to go back to Vancouver. It was my first day on my own doing what I needed to get done. I had to get the kids to their school and preschool and pick them up too. I had to go to my OT appointment at the hospital. I needed gas for the car. Had to return a library book. Return a matt and get bread. Oh yeah and TKD too! Doesn’t sound like much to a “normal” person does it. I know I used to do waaaaaaay more and then some with my energy. Yesterday, my head hurt more as the day went along and I felt that I was slowing down. It got hard to concntrate to people.
Well today I am paying for it and then some. I had trouble focussing my vision. I successfully dropped W off at school only to realize that when I looked at the announcement board that I had forgotten about hot lunch sheets and he would be so mad if I forgot about pizza lunch. I was so lucky to have $5.00 in change in the car – melt down diverted – Phew! I was a little unstead walking the stairs but hey that is what railings are for! I made an executive decsion to just go home and sleep. I slept for an hour as D watched a movie – yup relying on the big box as a babysitter – please don’t judge! He kept coming in and asking about what was in his wallet – nap cancelled! I am having a day where I need to rest and recover. It is all apart of the process.
Yesterday I got an appointment notification for the rehabilitation brain injury clinic for Foothills Hospital in the mail for October 31. I had to change the date because the kids have been such troopers that it would be such a rip off not to go trick or treating. After getting this appointment notification, I did search for mild brain injuries. I found this great story I Wamt My Brain Back. It is a great read. The person has had to face many more challenges than what I have had to so far, but I can relate to some of her stuggles. Okay – I need to get off the computer as I am done – Cheers.