Howdy readers. Sorry for taking such a long hiatus from the blog… sorry to myself mostly. Writing this thing does me more good than it possibly could any of you, which I suppose makes me a selfish bastard. But I’d best keep on with it.
I’m currently struggling with recovery from traumatic brain injury, which can (and has in my case) be exceptionally debilitating. I had to teach myself how to talk – it took two hours sounding out my name in my bedroom to get that far – but my former doctor (former for a reason) refused to acknowledge my symptoms and sent me on a downward spiral. I’ve found some small amount of equilibrium now and I intend to build upon it.
For anyone who liked “The Pixie” never fear, chapters 3 and 4 are both partially written and I’ll be posting teasers in my next update. This one was just to get back on the horse, say hi, and link to some gameplay videos I’ve thrown up on youtube recently.
Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc7MBjD2aJM
Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrkuroeKz6Y
I’ve never been much of a gamer but following my injury I wasn’t able to exercise, play sports, or even think or right or behave the way I used to in social situations. Many of the doctors and counsellors I’ve seen tell me that I will never get back to being “the old me”. It is fairly commonly accepted among people with brain injuries that one must only look at one’s accomplishments since the injury, not before it. Because remembering before is like remembering being superhuman.
For better or for worse, I’ve been unable to accept this mantra. I’m determined to make my life as great as it once was, and greater still… sadly it’s a slow process. Playing Rust and recording gameplay started as a way to pass the time and escape misery, but now I’d like to see if I can make something more of it. If you like the videos let me know, and share them with your gaming buddies. Now my focus is sliding and it’s time to try to work on something else.
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Don’t ever give up, no matter what anyone else says…even if they are Doctors. Miracles are possible! We all deserve to live the life we know is possible to the fullest!