Hello, everyone! Today is Friday, March 23rd, so it should be TBI Awarenss Month Day 23, right? If this incorrect, please feel free to let me know, okay? Great!
I wanted to talk about “THE DROPSIES” today. It’s the strangest thing and not that easy to define. I am right-handed, so I attempted to pick up my water bottle this morning. It even has a little handle on the side, but I cannot always get a firm grip. I THINK I have a strong, reliable hold but it seems as though my fingers on my right hand just don’t make that connection. My hands and my brain simply are not on the same page with each other. There is a lapse in timing that didn’t occur prior to my TBI. Sometimes it just seems like I am “clumsy” or I am not “100% focused” on my actions or intentions, or I just don’t care. None of the last three points I have just mentioned are true. I am NOT CLUMSY, I am NOT FOCUSING ON OTHER IRRELEVANT TASKS OR MESSAGES, and I DO CARE! I care A
LOT! While I do not classify myself with these sour and rude traits, I think people THINK I do. I am listening to you, I am trying to keep up with your points, observations and thoughts, and I am trying to digest them all without getting heartburn. I want it to all go down smooth! I may ask you to repeat yourself, which does not mean that I wasn’t paying attention. Hearing it more than once nourishes your overall points and helps with my brain digestion.
I know I get frustrated sometimes, and that can make you and other frustrated as well. If you can just allow me a “time out” so I can regroup, I would really appreciate that.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and God bless you!