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Ten Years. How It All Began.

Ten Years. How It All Began.

I find it difficult to believe that it’s exactly ten years (18:30 15 Jan 2000 to 18:30 15 Jan 2010) since I was injured in a multiple car crash on Highway 7 in Woodbridge, an injury I thought at the time was like the one I sustained in another car crash back on 10 June […]

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What's Flying Across "the Pond" like?

What’s Flying Across “the Pond” like?

What’s flying across “the pond” like against the prevailing winds? Well, sit back in your narrowest chair, stretch your feet out till your knees are half bent, and let me tell you. Or watch! To begin, I used an e-Boarding Pass on my iPhone; and took one small suitcase whose zip is Herculean in strength, […]

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My First Real Vacation Post Brain Injury

My First Real Vacation Post Brain Injury

As I mentioned earlier this month, I needed a break. I actually needed a vacation, a complete getting away from my life and from Canada, as you may have gathered from my post on my flight to England. Before my injury, I used to travel to England regularly to visit my relatives. But after one of […]

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The *Cursed* Flight: On my First Real Vacation Post Brain Injury Too!

The *Cursed* Flight: On my First Real Vacation Post Brain Injury Too!

On March 13, I entered Toronto’s Pearson Airport on the busiest day of the year, the first day of March Break. The next day, I left the country. I texted my mother: “1:22am: officially up in the air, seats go back, people already snoozing except guy in front to left reading a series of papers […]

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An Amazing Meeting About Reading

An Amazing Meeting About Reading

 I met with a psychologist at the University of Toronto to talk brain, to get a different, “not-an-expert” perspective on my reading, which as regular readers of my blog would know I’ve come to think of as the best perspective. It was fascinating. I hugely enjoyed our conversation. And I don’t know about that […]

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Reading to Not Get a Headache After Two Paragraphs

My neurodoc is used to thinking about something quickly and telling a person to do x, y, z five seconds after you’ve given him feedback, whether you’re research staff or a patient. I’m not used to taking orders sans explanation. But sometimes I’m just too tired to care. Of course, that only lasts for so […]

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