Monthly Archives: January 2011

Full Brain

Some times when I think too much or too hard about something I develop what I like to call a “full brain.” It feels like my brain has swelled to maximum size and there is no more room for any type of information of any kind. It is the strangest feeling. I really do not get this feeling any more but when I used to attend classes at UMass I would often get this feeling.

I think that it has to do something with that I wasn’t really interested in what they were talking about, it felt they were just cramming information into my skull just to keep it there. I think it also has to do with you are so tired from focusing and trying to pay attention and not miss any thing.

I would hate developing this feeling because it lead me to complete ignore people when they would try to talk to me. I wouldn’t being ignoring them out of hate, no instead I would be ignoring them because I would just feel like I could not devote the necessary amount of attention need to conduct a conversation.

My brain would feel “full”, like I had no place to put the information that would be giving to me during the conversation. You automatically become an “asshole” to others because they believe that you are unfriendly and a jerk. It is unfair but it is something that we as brain injury survivors must go through.

My solution: Naps. Shut your brain off for a little while. Let it reboot when you wake up. Think of your brain as a computer…you have just downloaded information (causing you to get the full brain feeling) shut your brain down for a little (nap) then restart it and you will feel energized (wake up from your nap).


Article on head injuries in football

My friend found this article online and shared it with me. I wanted to pass it on to you…

2010 in review

Keep in mind: I started my blog in September…I want to thank all of my avid viewers and followers for help making my blog a success!!


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, not bad for the first year!

The busiest day of the year was December 3rd with 60 views. The most popular post that day was My Book (Miracle Kid).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for, cellular stress brain damage,, his trach accident, and miracle kid by zach gauvin.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My Book (Miracle Kid) September 2010
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Who am I? September 2010


Mission Statement October 2010


Being a Burden to Those You Love Most December 2010


Living with TBI (video) November 2010