Blog — Caregiver

Onwards and upwards!

"Thank you for standing up and being a voice" "Thank you for being brave" "Thank you for inspiring me to try my hand again at what makes me happy" "You are an inspirational woman" "I feel I've been so alone and I can't believe there are people who understand" "I'm so happy I found you" My email, Facebook messages, and phone in general have been exploding the last few days. And almost every single message has made me cry, so beautiful. Thank you.So far the video postedĀ online on the Ottawa Citizen has over 40K views, and now it's on theĀ front...

Exhaustion to You and Me

May Mutter

Comments 1 Tags Caregiver, Concussion, Exhaustion, fatigue, PCS, Support, tired

Imagine you just went for a run. You're exhausted. You want nothing but a calming shower and sit on a couch. Imagine you just had traveled abroad for 2 weeks and saw everything there is to see. You're exhausted. You need to come home and have a "vacation" from your vacation. Imagine you just worked a full 8-10 hour day. You're exhausted. You want to come home, have a nice dinner, and just hang out with your family. Imagine you just came back from dancing at the club. You're sweaty, sore, and ready for bed. You're exhausted. These may be...

Mourning Thy Self

May Mutter

Comments 3 Tags Acceptance, Caregiver, Concussion, PCS, Support, Teamwork

The last week or so has been an interesting ride. Although this is similar to a previous post about denial and accepting who we are, I feel it deserves its own post. I recently purchased a hammock. Best investment ever! The time spent in it (which is majority of the day) is extremely relaxing and feels fantastic for the head. But the relaxing comes at a price. My husband and I were hanging out one night and for an hour no one talked; it was just a relaxing lay around. At the hour point, all of a sudden, he had...

The Overlooked Victims

May Mutter

Tags Caregiver, Concussion, Victim

For as long as this has been happening, anytime anyone asks me about my concussions and how it's affecting my world, the first thing that comes to mind are the people around me. What is hard to understand is that those who are taking care of you, are just as much of a victim as you are. Although they may not feel the physical pain, they have to see their loved ones constantly in pain and not be able to do anything about it. In my case, I'm 26 and my husband is 28. For him, we've lost our mid...