1. Patrick. This is how I feel EVERY single day. What I personally started saying when people ask how I am doing….(I also never know what to say) is “It’s a good day to be alive!”. I hope that helps. It seems to satisfy their question and gives me positive self-talk without over talking (which is an ongoing challenge too).

    • Anj Granieri

      Thanks for writing this Caren. I don’t think Patrick knows what to say either. And as a caregiver, I can say that I sometimes don’t myself know what to say!!!

  2. Lauren

    Patrick; this is the first blog I’ve read from you and I loved it!! Had me cracking up ? My TBI survivor and I love to make jokes about the everyday shit fest that comes with a neuro condition; jokes that are funny for their honesty and frankness ?????? you are brilliant; I love how you included other neurological conditions too.
    Hugs to you and Anj; much appreciate your blogs ?

    • Anj Granieri

      Hey Lauren… I’m going to encourage patrick to read these comments as I didn’t know they were here until today! Thank you for this.

  3. Meg and Adam Koczorowski

    Patrick, I love this post.
    I am my son’s caregiver and fight to help others UNDERSTAND what is going on and WHY he may say the things he does. I do this until “I am blue in the face” because nobody listens.
    It is so true, I would sell every damn umbrella and raincoat for the price of not asking me/him anymore silly questions…or for him to not have to wake up always on the wrong side of the bed.
    He has absolutely no filter so when people ask him how he is doing…they will get an earful plus some.
    By the way, hate to say it, it is raining” cats and dogs here ??
    Love you Patrick keep writing and Anj too. You give great perspective from both sides of TBI hell & hope. ?

    • Anj Granieri

      Thank you so much meg. It’s so comforting to me to know that Patrick has so many supporters <3

  4. Amy

    Patrick, You get us all thinking . I am the mom of a 26 year old brain inJury person who lives with me.And I see where you are coming from however you and my son seem to make the best of it every day. I admire that. From all your blogs and posts and videos you inspire me.

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