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Category: Being B.I.P.

BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP Always Mad

Mad all the time  There I was trying to make supper for some friends. Friends I wanted to see, friends I invited over and I was mad. I don’t mean a little irritated; I mean mad. Frothing at the mouth mad. Strangle some pencil necked geek mad. The rage I

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP & Concussion

Concussion—Concussed—-What the hell is this? The dictionary says shock or brain injury from a blow. I can tell you from first hand experience that the definition of concussed or concussion is no way near accurate to the actual impact felt by those that have been concussed. Unfortunately, very few people

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP & Doctor Induced Psychosis

I have had a few inquiries regarding what does the cartoon really mean. So I have tried to answer here.  In regards to the first accident I have also been asked how did it happen. Briefly, I was travelling down the highway on Vancouver Island and at that time 2

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP Doing It By Myself!

Your help is not required …or I’ll do it… meaning take a hike, it is easier to work without you around. With a brain injury, I require a plan, and an exact set of steps to follow, I am unable to see what the next step is (working at someone

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP is selfish?

You need to get used to being called selfish. Am I selfish? Well that depends on whose eyes are viewing the situation. I can see it from both sides. I want to have a life just like everyone else, I want to have freedom, just like everyone else, I want to

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BIP Brain Injured Person

Invisible BIP

UNTHINKABLE & INVISIBLE It has been almost a year since my last post. On December 1, 2014, the unthinkable happened. Wrong place, wrong time, a passenger.  I was involved in another MVA and besides the physical damage, I acquired ( I hate that word) another traumatic brain injury. My life

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP and Chocolate Cake

THE CHOCOLATE CAKE  I crawled out of bed and stumbled to the bathroom. Daylight was flooding into the basement suite through the large living room windows. Oh it looked so warm and inviting. I am going to make a cake I thought to myself. To the kitchen, dug out the

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP Riding Bikes

RIDNG MY BIKE  I discovered I felt my best when I was moving around. My balance and ability to move my right side sucked! I have no idea what possessed me to decide to ride my bike, but as usual, once I got the idea nothing would stand in my

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BIP Brain Injured Person

BIP and Thyroid

Thyroid & TBI  From my perspective, thyroid issues are often undetected, and if detected a person needs to fight tooth and nail with many health care practitioners to get the situation under control. This is so sad. Proper thyroid function is necessary if a person is to have the best

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