While I’ve spent pretty much the entirety of the last five or six months recovering and coping with my severe TBI, I sometimes have questions from people, “…but what do you do for a living?” I was a Principal Operations Engineer for Pearson. We were pioneering a legacy integration with an established containerization concept with modern/updated… Continue reading …but what do you DO?
I go out in public every now and again — increasingly in the last few days. One thing I’ve noticed is that either people are more attracted to me in general; or I’ve become more approachable. Or society itself has changed. The really frustrating thing is that I haven’t the outward appearance of anyone who’s… Continue reading Frustration N+x
Hearing issues. Not hearing loss, mind you. But sensitivity to sound along with the inability to distinguish direction of certain sounds. When I awoke, my hearing was simply gone, which was easy to explain. I couldn’t hear. People understood that. Yes, it was problem enough. And in a few weeks it became manageable for a… Continue reading TBI Challenge The n-th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctLHNePfWVE The Great Fall So, what happened to me? Why do I slur my speech? Watching myself hit the ground, knowing how high above the ground I was, I’m wondering why I’m not dead. Not in the video, until much later when somebody tricked the exposure on the camera: the safety glasses I used, as… Continue reading The Great Fall
The camera controller that I was installing — the very same one with which I was working on that fateful night that I took my nearly fatal, forever life-changing fall — has stopped working. Dare I say, it’s crashed spectacularly. No video output over HDMI. Nothing responding on the network. Oddly, it’s not even reporting… Continue reading Well, That’s Insulting
I got my bicycle out today and filled up the tires. I then pondered – very, very briefly – skipping my helmet. Then decided quickly that it was a worthwhile addition. I wasn’t going any further than the 200 ft long driveway. I was making U-turns and forgotten it was 24 speed touring bike and… Continue reading When You Fall Off, Get Back On
Just noticed this morning that my double vision (diplopia) is reduced by almost half! Since I became aware, I’ve been fighting with diplopia in the left, upper quarter of my vision – probably from some issue with a cranial nerve palsy or problem with the optic chiasm – but not quite anymore. I’ve another check in… Continue reading Double Vision reduced by almost half!