Dealing with PTSD, et al, as a Friend or Family Member (originally posted on 14 Sept 2013)

*originally posted on Justin's blog on 14 September 2013 - Dealing with PTSD, Depression, and Suicide as a Friend or Family Member* This post is going to deviate slightly from the basic premise of this blog.  If you've read any of the previous posts you're aware that...

Whirlwind (originally posted on 1 Sept 2013)

*originally posted on Justin's blog on 1 Sept 2013* Boy, what a crazy few weeks it's been.  First things first:  I'm officially a married man!  The misses and I made it official on August 10th in front of roughly 70 people.  Having planned the whole thing and executed...

I’m Getting a Handcycle (originally posted on 27 Jan 2018)

*Originally posted to Shawna's blog on 27 January 2018 * I'm getting a handcycle! A little background... If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I have recently received a confirmed diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis (MG).  I’ll go into more about WHAT...

Change Is In The Air (originally posted 30 July 2013)

*Originally posted on Justin's blog on 30 July 2013* It's been awhile since I've been on this thing.  For the past couple months I've had a sever case of writers block that not only extended itself to this, but it's also crept into my ability to write creatively....

Fireworks as an Emotional (PTSD) Trigger (originally posted on 4 Aug 2018)

*originally posted on Shawna's blog on 4 August 2018. Fireworks and PTSD This is one of those posts that has been on my list to write for a while now. But something else always came up. I think I have an important perspective and it’s one not commonly voiced.  So bare...

Most recent “Brain Injury” posts

New Life (originally posted on 26 Mar 2013)
*A repost of a blog Justin wrote on The Simple Things on 26 March 2013 - the very first blog he wrote to start chronicling our life together. If you...
I’m Getting a Handcycle (originally posted on 27 Jan 2018)

In 2018, Shawna was gifted a handcycle that allowed her to be active again despite her disabilities. Read about it here.

Life Without (originally posted on 27 Mar 2013)
*A repost of a blog Justin wrote on The Simple Things on 27 March 2013 Starting this, I made the decision not to include names because while this is...
TBI and Tears

TBI can cause varying symptoms in people depending on where on the head they got hit. Sometimes, one’s emotional stability is affected and they cry when never used, get angry when they were calm before.

Most recent “Myasthenia Gravis” posts

Drip Parties!

Drip party? What in the world is that?When I started getting IVIG infusions (read about it in my...

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