Yeez a Head-case!
Hello Big-Man, Hello Big-Man’s Friends.
The above comment has been thrown at me a few times and any Scots in the audience will know it well.
In fact, I am. Brain trauma from the age of fifteen has left me “punchy” but it has a new and fancy name that I’d like to share with you all – punch-drunk has been found to be much more widespread than we thought and more serious.
Given that serious knocks on the head, concussion etc are no longer limited to professional boxers, some bright doctor chap decided to have a closer look. As we all take up extreme sports (bevvying, motorcycle gymnastics and tripping off pavements to mention only a few) they are getting a much better chance to look at this phenomenenenononon (it’s like banana, isn’t’ it?) Unfortunately it can only be confirmed post-mortem, which means I won’t be able to sit up on the table and shout “Told you so!!”
Nor does this knowledge do much in a practical way for me. I’m recovering from at least the third whopping great bonk on the head although this time I didn’t fracture anything, I exploded my spleen and hitched a ride to hospital in a helicopter instead which seemed just as good as blog material. So my own doctor who is a real sweetheart says I can expect to be “wobbly” for one week for each day I was in a coma. OK, so more than twenty one weeks later I am still having “brain not connected to any extremity” moments and find myself fighting with the furniture and no, I gave up alcohol ages ago so it isn’t that! (Yes it was my first thought too)
Mostly this relieves me. I am an impatient old biddy and want to get on with my work, writing. Unfortunately this involves cranking up the rusty metal object that used to be my brain. I’ll get there. I’ll probably get there a lot faster by telling myself that this is quite normal and at least I have a name for it. Already having Bipolar Condition which makes me sounds like an unsure Polar Bear, I can add “oh and CTE, of course” then try to remember what that stands for – I must print out th banner below to pin on my wall. That’s it! That’s why I can’t work right. We’ll get there slowly and with me losing my temper at myself and everyone around me but… hey I’m a writer – ain’t supposed to be normal!
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
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