UPDATE: See update below for some good news! Massive change in regulation as a result of Obamacare hit our nation on January first, 2014. Doctors are afraid, and they should be. So should their patients.... Read More →

Can Ceylon Cinnamon and Other Spices Help Heal the Brain?

Since the onset of my brain injury, I have had cravings for intense flavors. I think I may have finally figured out why. Things like cacao (chocolate), ceylon cinnamon, vanilla beans, coffee, and others... Read More →

Reinforced Hobbit Hole Sanctuary

Here I am in the reading nook, aka a sitting cushion that folds up for when I’m on the computer at the kneeling desk. Living with brain injury includes having a brain that is easily short circuited... Read More →

"Are your eyes covered? I need a drink."

“Are your eyes covered? I need a drink.” This is what my wife asked me last night as I was in bed. It seems absurd. Yet with brain injury it makes perfect sense, and it well illustrates what... Read More →

We are Catholic and embrace life with wild abandon. I don’t mean just that we strive to find the gift and joy in every moment despite the challenges we face from my brain injury and disability, among... Read More →

The medical system to all people claiming brain injury: “Brain Injured? You’re faking it until proven otherwise. Even then, if we see something we don’t understand about you, you’re... Read More →

Brain Injury Patients' Bill of Rights

So we know, and our doctors know, we hold them to a high standard of care, expect them to treat us as chronically injured in need of long term care than does not harm us and that we are not faking or... Read More →

Our Medical System: Acutely Brilliant, Chronically Inept

Therapy and recovery for chronic issues looks vastly different than therapy, care, and recovery for acute issues. Part of my therapy is doing all I can away from the invasion of mechanized sounds, either... Read More →

Adrenaline and Friends Halflife

It was only a few years ago I began to understand more fully the extend of harm to my capacity adrenaline causes and just how long it takes to leave my system. I suspect most of us with bludgeoned brains... Read More →

TBI Torture, AKA Visit the Doctor. Something is Very Wrong Here.

This was not like the experience I had this morning at the doctors, nor is it like any experience any person with TBI has ever had with a doctor. A picture from Dante Inferno’s outer ring of hell would... Read More →

Deacon Patrick’s Round the World Progress

Deacon Patrick's Round the World Progress