Monthly Archives: September 2008

There is no shame in asking for help

I was watching an old episode of “Northern Exposure” last night — remember that? the show about the New York doctor who has to work off his tuition in the wilds of Alaska? I watched it religiously when it was … Continue reading

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A brilliant opportunity

I woke up today thinking that the TBI survivor community has a great opportunity before it — with the power of the internet and new electronic publishing technologies like blogs and forums and emerging print-on-demand technologies, we really do have … Continue reading

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My second neuro visit OR If only they could walk in my shoes…

Here are details from my most recent neuro visit, I believe back in August. As you can see, it was a less than stellar experience, and I’m still recovering a bit from it. It’s hard to believe that someone who … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on light and enlightenment

Over at my Tough Boy Initiative I read the following about research on sensitivities after TBI This article presents research specifically seen with TBI. I wish they posted a date it was conducted, or a link to a legit article! … Continue reading

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My catalog of injuries (that I remember)

Below are the head injuries I’ve realized I’ve had over the years — I’ve “narrowed” the list to ones that I recall affecting me – i.e., after the event, I was immediately dazed and confused and/or I noticed significant changes … Continue reading

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My Common Indicators of Head Injury

This is pretty much what got the ball rolling with me, in tracking down my TBI issues and finding a road to recovery. I knew I’d had a very difficult childhood, and I knew I had lots of issues as … Continue reading

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Putting the logic in “neurological”

Okay, here’s my next question: If neurologists are trained in a “scientific” sort of method and they specialize in studying the brain, why is it that there seem to be so few neurologists out there who truly “get” TBI? This … Continue reading

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Things are looking up on the job front!

Things are really looking up! I’ve been away from this blog for a really long time… about eight months, in fact. And it’s been a really busy eight months. When I last posted, I was in the process of looking … Continue reading

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