A big day for me often means days of recovery.
Research suggests that long term recovery is directly related to how many days that can be linked together without an over-stimulating day needing recovery.
Maybe this will help. If you can link 10 days together without a overload then a small overload requiring 2 days to recover, you may have a net of 6 or 8 days toward recovery. If you go 2 days of good then a overload needing 2 days to recover, you have no improvement.
The injured brain takes very little to regress but may good days to move forward toward recovery. This is why the concussion medical establishment has finally started recommending continuous days of low stimulation.
We have people on NT who have finally taken the time to rest properly after months of on and off rest who have posted the need to bite the bullet and shut down their life and rest.
Posting here in support of others more than once a day is likely too much cognitive stimulation plus the stimulation of empathizing with others struggles. As much as we want to support and share each others burdens, for those still recovering, it is probably counter to recovery.
Over the 3 1/2 years I have been on NT, I have noticed that those who post the most tend to be the ones who struggle the longest. They often start their posts with anxious questions about how long it takes to recover and then count the days, weeks and months.
I follow a TBI blog where the primary author will write 1000 words a day and never seems to get any better. As my signature verse says, "Be still."
I have learned to observe struggles in others and even recognize a bad day in my life and not let it get to me. I know to just wait it out. My wife knows that she needs to just let me have time, too.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) 12.5 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed 25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. Feeling much better.
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10