Year Two Post-Concussion
In the year after Mom’s passing, my brain has slowly continued to make improvements. I am happy to report that as the 2 year mark approaches, my life and ability to function normally has drastically improved! I have continued improving with the help of my speech, occupational, and physical therapists and the oversight of my specialized doctors. I have continued learning how to manage the pain and build tolerance by pacing myself with screen time, cognitive and physical exercise, playing piano, and singing. My light and noise sensitivities aren’t as severe - I haven’t even worn a floppy hat in a few months, and I don’t have to use my ear plugs nearly as often in public!
My ability to sustain cognitive vigilance (sequential high level processing) without ample recovery time isn’t at the normal level yet… but I have seen major improvement and I am working on it.
Before Mom passed, I had written less than 5 very simple songs. Since then, I have learned so much and continue growing; I’ve written more than 20 songs. The topics vary in how I have chosen to deal with loss, grief, love, and navigating change. I am finding healing through music, and I feel driven to share in the hope that it could inspire others to learn and grow from their own life experiences. Through everything, I strive to keep a positive attitude so that I may share my talents and light to uplift and empower others.
I feel incredibly supported and loved by a community of people who may not all be blood-related, but have become family over the years. I strive every day to make each one of you, and the memory of my parents, proud.
My deepest thanks goes out to all of you.
Larry and Bev Brown
10/18/2020 08:42:11 pm
We are so happy to hear that you are making an heroic come back. We are sure that you will be stronger and braver for it. Also, we are confident that your mom and dad are so proud and excited to see you finding God’s purpose for your life. Your life will be full of music, hope, and service to others. There is no better life than that! Larry and Bev Brown
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