On October 23, 2013 a final blow to the head sent me on an unplanned journey. Ever since, my brain has been on reboot. As I continue to navigate each day, and recover from Post Concussion Syndrome, one thing has become certain: this is going to be an interesting ride
Who am I?
Hello, my name is Lana. This is me:
I’ve been labeled as weird, different and an anomaly. It’s taken some time to see these as compliments instead of insults. I don’t fit neatly into a box and I am okay with that. Why? Because I don’t try to be different, I am just me and that is all I know how to be.
I am a Daughter, sister, Aunt…
At one point, I was blessed to be called Oma or mum. Not a day passes without me thinking of my daughter YB
About this blog?
The title, says it all: Living with Post Concussion Syndrome and EVERYTHING in between. A few months after sustaining a head injury, I began writing. You are sure to read stories of my Underdog-ness, memories of my daughter, and the various symptoms associated with my recovery. I must admit, writing this blog is truly a contradiction. I have always been private, yet here my innermost thoughts, are being scribbled for the world to read. I could say my injury was bad timing, but I feel everything happens for a reason. While, it would be easier to focus on the negative aspects, I choose to hold on to all the good that’s come from it. I’ve reconnected with my long lost love-writing! As my mum tells it, she has notebooks filled with my scribbles, dating back to the third grade. I absolutely love to write, words representative of my laughs and tears; spiritually cleansing- self expression. Memories of tragedy and triumph, previously hidden and closely guarded-yet here I am.
Other reasons I write?
Currently, writing serves as a distraction; helping me to focus on something other than the chronic physical pain-which I experience from the moment I wake, to the moment I return to bed- and overwhelming anxiety-both attributed to Post Concussion Syndrome. I also would hope that if another person recovering from a brain injury comes across this blog, they will become hopeful and inspired-its a tough road, but you will get better. Memory loss also plays a role in my writing. This blog is a published reminder. It is no surprise that my physical recovery, emotional healing and perhaps eventual success (by my standards) will be attributed to writing.
A little more about Lana:
I’m a Christian
I’ve been published
I lived in South Korea 2009-2013
I am a middle child
A few personal thoughts:
Always be thankful
Life is beautiful
Pursue your dreams with abandon
Genuine, random acts of kindness , make this world a better place.
Thank you for you going through this journey with me. Happy blogging ^ ^
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