Archives for the Month of April, 2014

TheMoth

Radio Girl / Library of Congress

Radio Girl / Library of Congress

I am on national radio this week! It’s TheMoth, the cool US storytelling radio show. I tell the story of me sneaking out of a hospital after brain surgery to go to a party. Hear me here. Or, if you are in the US, it’s on your local NPR station this week.

Education

Graduation / Library of Congress

Graduation / Library of Congress

A new study says that “better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Those with at least a college education are seven times more likely than those who didn’t finish high school to be disability-free one year after serious TBI.” Study…

Another reason to slog through never-will-be-read-again term papers.

Oh well…

Use the Library / Library of Congress

Use the Library / Library of Congress

Oh well….apparently your brain starts declining in cognitive functions starting at age 24. Over the hill am I…study. However, when I was 24, I didn’t have a clue, despite my sparkling cognitive abilities.

Maybe I should listen to the advice in the above poster.

What do you think?

Marathon

Copley Square / Library of Congress

Copley Square / Library of Congress

This coming week is the Boston Marathon. The finish line would be right in front of the church in the picture. I hope everything runs smoothly. Terrorism has shaken the city.

From last year: Sad

Robot II

Robot Man / Library of Congress

Robot Man / Library of Congress

I am trying to get more time with the robot machine at my hospital. You watch a monitor and play video games while a special robot  joystick measures your movements and results. I found it very helpful, but I was in a research study that ended.

The hospital scheduler asked me, “Why do you want extra time on the robot machine?”

I said, “Have you ever seen Occupational Therapy? You move blocks and cones and weights around for an hour at a time. It’s useful, but it gets boring after awhile. I’d much rather play video games with the same results.”

We’ll see if that works. Robots are the future.