Monthly Archives: November 2008

Website for Veterans with TBI/PTSD at Work

America’s Heroes at Work Supporting the Employment Success of Returning – Service Members with TBI & PTSD This website “a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that focuses on the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain … Continue reading

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That’ll learn me… learning to back up my work

Normally, I’m very good about keeping track of where I put things that I cannot do without. Like my sunglasses (which protect my eyes from intense sunlight)… my wallet (which holds my connections to regular life)… my daily minder (which … Continue reading

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My memory seems to be slipping

I’m realizing, more and more, how many things I just plain forget. I was talking to someone yesterday who was angry over me being concerned about them getting words turned around and facts confused — they said that they have … Continue reading

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Saturday chores – a-la tbi

I was feeling so great yesterday… by the end of the day, that is. I got up around 7:30 and got to puttering and blogging… writing and thinking and doing some extra needed maintenance on the blog. My upstairs study … Continue reading

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Discretion is the better part of valour

(British & Australian, literary, American & Australian, literary)… means that it is better to be careful and think before you act than it is to be brave and take risks. I have to re-learn this periodically… sometimes the hard way, … Continue reading

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This just in — video by and about mild tbi

John is  mild TBI survivor since Sept 2005 and he’s sharing this with us here. His son Chris (21) filmed this talk he’s given to a bunch of people — medical professionals, case managers, and grad students in training for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving anniversary #2 — 2004

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Thanksgiving holiday, lately. It stands to reason, since I really got in touch with the impact that my TBIs have had on me, last year around this time. You wouldn’t think that a … Continue reading

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A picture of what happens to me when I’m “not listening”

I call what happens to me “stovepiping”. The blue lines represent my thinking process. The pink lines represent the rest of the world. The orange lines delineate what I call ‘the social layer’ of interaction — the place where people … Continue reading

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Getting a grip on my fatigue

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m tired. Really tired. I hate being tired. And the odd thing is, the more tired I am, the harder it can be for me to see that I am. I tend … Continue reading

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A reply to a comment that took on a life of its own

I had started to respond to NEDream’s comment and the reply really took off… I’m incredibly tired, these days, but I did want to post this… NEDream, I hear you… There is a lot I would love to be able … Continue reading

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