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.
Archives for the Month of April, 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
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?
Saturday, 12 April 2014
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
Sunday, 6 April 2014
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.