If you are like me, you love a good quote. I came across this one recently. It really resonated with me after feeling frustrated due to my vision loss I was just having a bad day and this really made me sit back and take a breath.
start where you are… Use what you have… Do what you can…
When you have a brain injury, fatigue can really creep up on you. Some days you can feel really good, and some days you just want to crawl into bed for the day.
Into thousand and 11 I had a mild stroke. I lost some fine motor skills in my right hand. I couldn’t do little things like hold and oven tray without dropping it, put pen to paper or even put a hair tie in my hair. I had to rewire my brain and do the work to be able to do these things at ease again. The brain is an amazing thing!
A similar thing happened after my brain surgery when I lost my vision… My brain had to readjust to doing every day tasks with Low vision. I have lost a little bit of balance and sometimes I feel as though I’m walking like a drunk person. It gets easier, but it takes an incredible amount of effort and concentration. Sometimes it can be mentally and physically draining. Fatigue sets in and you just have to stop and take a breath. However, the brain is still an amazing and powerful thing.
I have really learnt to listen to my body and have breaks when needed. Sometimes this might mean taking a break from high impact exercise and just going for a walk or having a stretch. It might mean that we get take out sometimes instead of me having to cook or I might have a snooze whenArcher has a sleep. I might sit Archer in front of the TV occasionally so I can just sit down and have a rest. I am really starting to be okay with this and that I can only do my best. Brain injury or not, being a parent can be challenging and tiring. however I wouldn’t have it any other way. Sometimes you just need to put yourself first so you can be the best version of you.
Have a great week,
Have a great week,