Sometimes I just have to get the hell away from the computer. I suppose this would happen to me even before the crash though. I’ve been working on some posts that require some research and it’s getting to me. Too much reading of other people’s accounts of life with a brain injury gets me puffed up with anger. It also scares the hell out of me.
I enjoy music and singing it really helped me speak well again but I have to make my own playlists. I listen to a particular Josh Turner album, Long Black Train – his first, a lot. My voice is in the bass range and I can sing all his songs and I like several of his. However, there is a song I have to avoid at all costs. The 4th track, entitled I Had One One Time, is too close sometimes. The statistics on the way families break down after a person suffers a TBI are appalling. In part it looks like a survey of alcoholics and victims of addiction. In other ways they parallel mental illness data. It’s just a country song but still, beware of listening if you’re not in a good mood.