I have been doing a lot of biking lately, indoors on a stationary and on the old railway bed trail by my house. I’ve found it therapeutic for both my knee and mental wellness. With this, I’ve found it necessary to be more consistent with stretching and “prehab”.
Sidetrack - Saw a post about goals today. Started me on a thought process about what my goals are. I made a vision board last week (can kinda see it in the background) but, it really made me think. Right now, I’m truly focused on my health and school. My health goals are simple; continue on my current trajectory. My school goals are a bit complex, but ultimately, the end goal is obtaining a seat in school as a physiotherapy student.
Truly considering where I am. I don’t think it’s outlandish to start making performance goals, physically. A year ago, certainly not, perhaps even 6 months ago this was a pipe dream.
So, I’m working on some goal setting outside of my schooling and health. For the first time since I was a teenager. And the first time since my life got flipped upside down and inside out and well, you get the point.
I’d also like to say thanks, so many people have been so incredibly kind to me, and I’ll always be grateful for the new friends I’ve encountered from sharing this journey. This journey isn’t over, far from it, but I’m getting somewhere now instead of moving in circles.
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There are many benefits of kayaking, including...⠀ ➡️ Core Stability⠀ ➡️ Upper Body Strength⠀ ➡️ Low Impact⠀ ➡️ Cardiovascular Health⠀ ➡️ Mental Wellbeing⠀ ➡️ Reduced Stress⠀
Have you tried it? What do you think?
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It’s been a very rough week of brain fog, anxiety, mood swings and insomnia. In acupuncture today we talked about how it’s exactly one week away from a year. She told me how the body remembers and to practice showing myself extra compassion this week. I cried my whole session.
I really thought celebrating a year would be an exciting milestone. Instead it’s bringing up stored trauma and my body is freaking out. I can’t sleep, my appetite is low, my brain fog is so heavy my sight is weird, my tears are ever flowing, my anxiety is through the roof and I just haven’t felt myself. The day I almost died is creeping up and rather than be proud of how far I’ve come, we’ve been hiding inside, cancelling plans, rearranging our apartment in hopes it’ll give us new energy and just sitting in silence.
It’s hard. And I don’t quite have the words to explain all these emotions. We made it! Is mixed with wait what the hell happened and what year is it and why am I not better yet?
But I’m still here. Continually putting one foot in front of the other until I don’t think twice about it. Taking a new huge daily dose of Chinese herbs, loading up on proteins, changing the room I almost died in into my healing reiki/meditation/soul searching room. Somehow someway we made it to this point. And somehow someway we’ll make it to the next.
Picture I got from google I got when I looked up #tbi I think most of words are accurate.
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We have received few calls inquiring about the venue for the annual walk this Sunday.
FOR THOSE USING HANDI-TRANSIT, tell your driver to drop you off in front of the Pavilion using the CORYDON ENTRANCE.
There is currently construction going on around the area. However, you can still turn right at the entrance ( this is the best option). If you are coming from Portage entrance, you can take the foot bridge all the way to the front of the pavilion where our BIG WHITE TENT is located.
Parking at the park is first come- first serve basis. the BIG WHITE TENT for the walk is located in front of the pavilion and next to the parking lot. #braininjuryawareness#fundraising#braininjurywalk#braininjury#ABI#TBI
Nothing really worth having is easy to get! The HARD-FOUGHT battles, the goals won with sacrifice, are the ones that matter. Dig deep and FIGHT. Give yourself the Physical ability of understanding what's wrong. Training yourself to handle what happened, the Standards you place on yourself determine the outcome of Dynamics in play you can't control.
D.ynamics➡️ start your journey now⤵️
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Sen min olycka har jag funderat mycket på min syn på mig själv. Vad jag är, vad som är jag. Det där med att komma tillbaka till den jag var, det kommer ju aldrig bli så. Att ha #pcs har gett mig så många erfarenheter, jag vet att jag klarar mer än vad jag nånsin trott vara möjligt. Att jag varit starkare än jag trodde. Jag har en ännu större styrka nu än innan, jag kan säga nej (kunde jag inte innan). Jag bryr mig heller inte så mkt om småsaker som jag förut kunde reta upp mig på, samtidigt så kan jag njuta av småsaker på ett annat sätt, som en vacker fjäril, en solvarm sten att sitta på. Livet går vidare och nya dörrar kommer öppnas. ❤️ #hjärnskakning#pcs#tbi#tbiwarrior#concussion#concussionrecovery
I recently wrote a blog post about dreaming where I briefly mentioned getting confused between reality and dreams, made me feel like I was outside myself. This is also known as depersonalization. Did anyone else experience this? #BrainQA ——————————————————
This gives me next level happiness and the team is so proud of you🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Limitations looks such a small word, when you talk about possibilities.
It’s honour to have you on board and work with you🙏🏻😇
Posted @withrepost • @i_harishh How to unleash the true potential of brain to heal ?
38 year old male with a history of traumatic brain injury had consulted for neuro rehab and opinion for his current status. The client were from Raigad and were in Mumbai for sometime. The client had met accident when he was 21 (so approx 17 years now). Outcome was right sided hemiplegia with some involvement of the left leg as well. At that particular time he had no independent standing or even supported walking/standing as he had extreme level of weakness and sensory issues leading to very poor balance and mobility. I had opportunity to meet them only once and guide them through what to be done at home once they go back to Raigad.
The whole program was based on re patterning and targetting those movements to facilitate somatosensory motor functions and activate correct patterns of movement. It was amazing to see the result as the clients sister said he was able to walk first time with a stick after 17 years of injury. It's amazing how right patterns of movement can stimulate brain repair and re wiring at short period of time (this was achieved within 2 months post they started the program)
Nothing is truly impossible if we tap with right intentions for the best possible outcomes !! #cuttingedge#neurorehab#rewire#neuroplasticity#repatterning#movensense#somatic#rehabilitation#handsonskills#neurorehabilitation#tbi#stroke#parkinson#movement#mobility#independency#walking#rewirebrain#follow4follow#followforfollow#brain#neuralrepair#healing#healinghands
Today I asked my physical therapist if I should be discouraged that we’ve been working solely on my right shoulder since last November. That kind of timeline makes me feel like I’m never going to get any further with my physical rehabilitation. She talked about how there isn’t just the hurdle of the physical injury to consider.
The neurological deficits that prohibit me from moving fluidly have needed to be fought through before the physical progress can set in. And I know that I’ve known this... but the ways in which she explained it today finally provided clarity.
And that’s just exciting to me. Because every time I have a new understanding about my disability, I figure out a way to fucking flourish around it.
Today’s assessment also revealed more measurable improvement. Big F you to the doctors that told me I plateaued. Cheers ✌🏻
2 hours ago
The last few months (or years, if I'm being honest) have been rough. There has just been so much chaos, sadness, and questions about this life thing. It just feels like the good days have been few and far between. It's so easy to get sucked into the darkness. Change and growth do not come easy. Meditation has become my best friend. Aligning with my higher self has given me moments of calm in this downpour of stress and confusion. I still may not know where I'm going, but I know where I want to be and I know who I want to be. And I know no matter what circumstances come up; they are only shaping me to be who I want to be... And guiding me to where I need to be. So, for this moment, the skies are blue and the sun is out. This is the only moment that matters and it's the moment I will hold onto when the wind picks up and the rain falls down. Life is energy in motion and I'm learning to go with the flow.