Just returned from a brain injury support group meeting.
The meeting was very helpful and productive. I had attended this same event over a year ago and was unable to handle the meeting and left early. Very early.
At my departure, one of the office staff had asked the time since the date of my injury. I gave her my answer and her cryptic response had been “it’s still too early.” I did not understand her remark and have puzzled over it ever since. Today I think I finally understand what she meant.
It is hard to believe, but this is the 200th blog post. I resurrected the dormant blog in May of 2013 on the recommendation of Dr H. It is strange to read the early posts.
The May 26th 2013 post on wound images fails to mention salicylate which appears to have been the trigger for this blistering. I still have a problem site on my left elbow but the left forearm now shows only an extended oblong area of white scar tissue. I have slowly reintroduced caffeine to my system and can now drink a cup without any evidence of blistering. When I began the blog, a single cup of coffee would result in a huge skein of blisters both on my forearm and elsewhere.
This post forms part of a series of posts which seek to identify the potential benefits of developing a social network targeted toward the needs of ABI victims. The other posts in this series may be located via the urls to be added to the bottom of each page.
In the course of writing these past few posts, I have stumbled upon a sudden trove of research literature. I do not wish to count the past hours I have spent searching for organizations committed to cognitive research, and the needs of persons with cognitive deficits. I do know my accumulated search time has been extensive and largely fruitless, apart from finding some US studies.