Jasper Hoogendam has been learning to live with an Acquired Brain Injury since early 2015. His latest post describes how even an encounter with a neighbor can leave him exhausted.
Wrought Iron Gate
Living with ABI has it’s unexpected challenges. I was in a situation recently that completely blindsided me. It was the physiological changes that took over my body informed me that something was amiss.
I had a neighbour approach me recently for a favour. On the face it I saw no issue with the request. I felt I could reasonably accommodate the request. I gave the request a generic approval.
A week later I picked up the conversation to ask what terms the neighbour wanted to work out. He told me it was up to me to set the terms. I suggested that since he made the request that he offer the terms as he knew what the scope of the request entailed He was rather vague about the extent of the favour. After reiterating my point it became clear that the ball was definitely in my court.
I proceeded to…
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