So much to do, so little permission to do any of it

therapyAs the new year begins and the month of January starts, I face the next four weeks with more uncertainty than normal.

Work?  Pretty much out of the question.  The therapists and rehab experts who control my life these days have ruled out working for a living in the near future.  The focus is on recovery, learning mobility on a still-recovering broken leg and regaining memory from a still-damaged brain.

Circuit court has cases next week.  The supervisors meet on the same day. Basketball season is underway.  So much to do and I’m not able to do any of it.

Ah, frustration.

3 Responses to So much to do, so little permission to do any of it

  1. For such a full speed ahead guy, this has got to be frustrating. I went through my own health crisis in 2010 from Sept through June of the next year before I was fully recovered. My perspective on this, is that you’re working the program, so to speak, is an investment in yourself that will pay off many fold, at least that was my experience.

    The inclination, at some point may be “Aw, the hell with it”, but don’t go there, it is a short term non-solution, to a long term problem. Today, I am 95% recovered, and glad I made the investment.

  2. Rob says:

    In light of this post and the last few posts…we are glad you are here so take yoour time, leave the frustration to the other guy and do what the good therapists tell you. Onward and upward, Doug!

  3. Suzy Nees says:

    Doug, it seems like ages ago when we were neighbors at the Jacksonville Center. I wish we had chatted more then, but ah, well. In any case, welcome back to this side.

    Just so you know, I am one million percent convinced that the angels called a meeting with you in an effort to move our community into a healthier, more God-fearing paradigm. Exactly how and when this will happen is unknown to me, but I do know this: The compassionate questioning you have busied yourself with throughout your life is a legacy that cannot be erased or negated by anyone, cow or human.

    Speaking of questions…please question your own assumptions about brain damage, and how it will limit you. Did Harriet Tubman quit her life’s work after getting brained with a chunk of lead and nursed through a coma in a slave cabin? Nope. She was just a teenager then. She was really just getting started.

    Also, keep in mind that there is a huge amount of ignorance out there as to how to best take care of the brain. Don’t listen to your doctors exclusively. Listen to other head injury survivors who have figured out which healing strategies do and don’t work. For instance, it will be more important now to shelter yourself carefully from electromagnetic flux and places of intense ambient energies, since the “grid” between your ears will now be more sensitive to competing energy waves. And hopefully your doctors have warned you to stay away from strobes, helicopters, and anything else that can trigger seizures in head injury survivors.

    Maintaining the integrity of your personal electromagnetic “bubble” is an art and science, and it is one of the best things anyone can do to stay healthy and happy during times to come. If this sounds complicated, it isn’t really. Just start with prayers, which sit at the top of the list of good “bubble” maintenance strategies. Everything else is more or less gravy.

    The anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s death is coming up on January 7, making this a perfect time to help get your readers in a more savvy, proactive place when it comes to understanding the kind of Pandora’s boxes that were opened up by his research. Who knows…maybe some lives will be saved if you do this.

    One other thing: You may find, as many head injury survivors have, that neurological uniqueness can carry sometimes advantageous side effects. Telepathy, for instance. (Check out documented instances of this if you don’t believe me).

    I have a “funny” cow story to tell you sometime. I say it is “funny” because right around the time you wrecked your bike, three black cows – a mother and two older calves – showed up uninvited at our place. It is a long and evolving story, so for now suffice it to say that I was certain then, and I am even more certain now, that the Almighty is rattling our cages for a reason. Please consider this once in a while, especially when composing your mental “to do” list for each day. I know I certainly do.

    Keep fighting the good fight! And may you and Amy have a very happy and blessed New Year.

    Respectfully,
    Suzy Nees

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