Monthly Archives: November 2009

Woo hoo! It worked!

I just got back from the best Thanksgiving ever. I had my plan, and I stuck with it. Each day, before I did anything else, I got up and went for my brisk walk. Then I went back to my … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, Family Issues, head injury, Head Trauma, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A learning life is the best rehab for me

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and today I’m traveling to my extended family, several states away. I expect the traffic to be heavy, and I expect the trip to be long. I’ve spent the past week preparing myself for this mentally, emotionally, … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, therapy, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alicia – A film about a brain-injured woman

I happened upon this film (broken up in to segments) about a brain-injured woman from Australia. Seven years earlier, an 18 year old woman, ALICIA was seriously injured in a car accident. It was her brain rather than her body … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, car accident, concussion, education, Family Issues, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I’m sorry… I think?

I’ve been thinking a lot about my reaction to the post about the BIA booting a blogger from their conference. And I’m wondering if I should regret my hot-headed reaction. On the one hand, I have received tremendous help from … Continue reading

Posted in anger, anger management, blogging, brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, emotional volatility, head injury, Head Trauma, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, temper, thoughts, traumatic brain injury, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

So… work. So what?

My current therapist tells me I should not work so hard. So do other people who care about me. I’m sure they mean well, but they cannot see how much work it really takes to make me as functional as … Continue reading

Posted in brain, brain games, concussion, coping strategies, fatigue, head injury, Head Trauma, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seeking balance

Every morning I get up and exercise. I don’t always want to, but I do it anyway. As I’m working out, I often have to run through a whole list of reasons why I am doing it, why it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, exercise, Family Issues, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, life, mental health, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, psychotherapy, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, Thanksgiving, therapy, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, Work issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

You never know what’s possible

Literally. You never know what people are capable of doing — both good and bad — till you see them in action. And you never know whether or not you’re going to be surprised, disappointed, encouraged, or discouraged, by whom … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, mental health, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What she said… about never giving up

Over at Unsolicited Advice, this wonderful pearl of wisdom about TBI survivors: What these men, women, and children need is for us to believe in them. They need for us to know that they can recover. Obviously, there are varying … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, head injury, Head Trauma, inspiration, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, psychotherapy, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, therapy, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I guess we’ll have to find TBI information elsewhere

Note: I’ve added to this thought here: https://brokenbrilliant.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/im-sorry-i-think/ Check out this post about how a blogger/journalist was treated at the Brain Injury 10th Annual Neuroscience Conference. Read it, and then come back. It just boggles the mind. Who’s the brain-damaged … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, brain, Brain Injury, concussion, head injury, Head Trauma, life, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, thoughts, traumatic brain injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Treating TBI

Treating traumatic brain injuries @ the LATimes They can’t be set like a bone or staunched like a bleed. They can be difficult even to detect, but the military and others are working to improve care. Larry Ewing’s life changed … Continue reading

Posted in brain, Brain Injury, concussion, coping strategies, diagnostic testing, EEG, Employment, exhaustion, Family Issues, fatigue, head injury, Head Trauma, headache, Iraq, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mtbi, Neuropsychological Effects of TBI, Personal Experiences with TBI, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, tbi, tbi education, TBI Rehab, TBI Symptoms, temper, thoughts, trauma, traumatic brain injury, veterans, Work issues, wounded warriors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment