Driving wasn’t a choice for me, but it it can be for others

For me, driving wasn’t a choice, because of my eyes, but for others, it could be a choice. I don’t think about it, anymore. It bugged me, a lot, for a few years. I’d put a lot of “personal value” on it, mainly because of my loss of personal-independence. I’d lost a lot, I always looked at the bad-side, but after a while, I stopped worrying about it. And, thanks to organizations like ROSSS, who provide transportation services to the disabled, I’m far more mobile than I’d imagined. Put it this way, if your car isn’t available, you can’t go anywhere. For me, if Person #1’s car isn’t available, there are 5 other staff-drivers, and a whole lot of volunteers. Basically, I’m far more able to go somewhere than I used to be, by a whole lot.

 

With me, it’s because of my eyes. I see double, all the time. I was given prism glasses, because they’ve shown to help, but I don’t see any difference.

However, in the very-early days, 3D glasses didn’t work, so going to a 3D movie was expensive, and mostly-pointless. I guess that my eyes are getting better, marginally, because way back when the movie was simply too much information, so I wore an eyepatch to the movies. Now, while I still see double, it’s easier to ignore one of the images, so while it’s not perfect, at least I see it somewhat-3D.
So, while it’s not perfect, it’s not a complete waste of money.

Read The Citizen article that got me thinking of this.

Types of Brain Injuries

 

Brain injuries only exist in only two ways: Penetrating, or closed. Basically, and it’s self-explanatory, either something goes through your skin and skull, or your brain is shaken, and hits your skull.

While penetrating is exciting-sounding, such as getting shot, having a harpoon go in, or something equally exotic, they’re few and far between. The closed injuries are more complicated, and far more prevalent. There’s a type of injury that’s a gazillion times more prevalent than the others, so I’ll simply mention them: epidural hematomas, subdural hematomas, and cerebral aneurysm.

Concussions are so common, and misunderstood, such that President Trump said ‘Uh oh, got a little ding on the head?’when asked about concussions in football.

Yeah, that’s real tough talk. For years, researchers have worked to show the serious consequences of those “dings” Trump dismisses (with his signature bullying sarcasm). “Concussion. Oh, oh!” — the science has found that the cumulative effects of all those dings can be deadly. In March, the NFL acknowledged a link between playing football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. CTE symptoms include depression, memory loss and aggressive behaviour: several NFL players who committed suicide,

C’mon Trump, get serious. You’re in charge of the USA, and dismissing such a serious thing as a concussion as “a ding on the head” is an error, of galactic proportions.