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6 on 6

Today, March 6, 2020 marks 6 years since I survived multiple brain injuries during a shunt revision on 3/6/14.  Today is my golden brain birthday – six years on the 6th day of March.  I had two shunt revision surgeries during 2014.  The second was when the rest of my shunt was finally repaired in May 2014.

After my brain injuries on 3/6/14.

Overall, I had a great brain birthday today. I had no chronic or shunt pain issues. The whole day and into the evening.

During the day today, I tried a Virtual Reality simulation at my local mall. I was on a swing somewhere in Asia. Very cool experience there were times when I got a little dizzy going up high into the air.

During the holidays in December 2019. 
6 Years surviving multiple brain injuries.

I also enjoyed some arcade games today. Finally, I made some new characters at the lego store and then returned home and enjoyed my cupcake. I didn’t use a number candle this year, just because of last year’s experience.

Blowing out my candle today made me hope to have more pain free days and of course, no more shunt revisions….

109

I had five pain free days earlier this week. Kind of a small miracle, which should always be celebrated. Then about two days ago, all the shunt drama returned.  Shunt valve pain with dizziness, distal catheter pain, nausea ,pain in my right eye and scalp sensitivity where my shunt is located.  Last night, my balance was really off, I had walking issues and I was bumping into things.

I’ve read in the news that soldiers in Iran suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of an Iran Strike recently. The article can be reach here: 109 troops suffered brain injuries

I just hope these troops are getting the appropriate services they need to assist them in their recovery.

Symptoms of brain injury often never really ever go away completely…. A fellow survivor told me once, that recovery is a marathon and not a sprint.

In the meantime, I’ve re discovered word search puzzles, which I use to pass time when I’m not out saving the world through volunteering or drawing.