Monday, September 17, 2012

My kingdom for a cool, dark room

The New York Times ran this story on Saturday. TBI is totally on their radar; there must be at least one journalist on it.

Points that ring true:
  • The injury was more severe than indicated by the Glasgow Coma Scale.
  • The whole family is affected.
  • "I was waiting to get better".
  • It helps to be in cool, dark rooms.
Summer is the hardest season and we're just about through it now. I don't sleep deeply in summer, sometimes waking up in the middle of the night. Other times I'm walking around looking normal but not processing or thinking normally. 

Sunlight is irritating and the irritation gets stored in my brain like it's a battery. When I try to go to sleep at night, there it is. My mind feels perpetually on, alert. Sound tiring? Yes.

Last Tuesday our weather was cooler and more overcast than usual. That night I had the best, deepest sleep in months. 

Hopefully, relief is coming.

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