I passed! We brought home Corey’s forearm cane. Although she is still dependent on an assistant, she is determined to walk by herself! She keeps it by her side so she “can get up whenever i want” (she’s still unaware that she is unable to move independently in that way but with her mindset, it won’t be long!)
Corey was extremely quiet as I prepared dinner. She turned to me and asked,
C – why do I have a brain injury and Caitlin and JohnPaul do not?
M – you were in a car accident, they weren’t.
She remained silent. She was noticeably upset. I handed her the IPad and asked her to write what she was thinking.
C – I don’t want to make you sad.
M – it makes me very happy when you write what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling.
(The following is Corey’s entry. I have mixed emotions tonight. I’m thrilled for the physical progress she’s making, saddened by the daily behavior issues from anxiety caused by her memory loss, yet encouraged and hopeful when I witness a new level of advanced reasoning such as tonight’s entry. Everyday is an emotional roller coaster. The highs are exhilarating, the lows are heart wrenching and between moments we sit in the valley waiting for the direction of the next turn. This continues to be one heck of a ride, xoxo)
I have been thinking about why on earth did I end up with a brain injury? so much do I wish that I could change things. what I really wish is that people would drive the speed limit so that this never happens to anyone else or any other family again
I know that something is the matter with my brain. It got twisted in my head but I don’t know why it takes so long to untwist things.
I am unhappy because this happened to come to me. am I supposed to change TBI and make everyone drive the speed limit. maybe I am who knows. I can be a spokes person and say do you want this to happen to someone you know? I really don’t know
Why do something’s happen and some do not. That is my question
Mostly my brain and I can’t really think of any thing else but I know there is more,; all I have to do is figure out what it is