Monthly Archives: March 2012

The force of habit

I had an interesting revelation this morning when I woke up. I got to bed late last night, getting caught up in watching Friday night t.v. instead of going to bed like I should have. I felt like I needed … Continue reading

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Rough week

This has been an incredibly difficult week. Not made easier by the absence of my neuropsych, who is the only sounding board I actually have to just bounce ideas off. They’re also the only person in my life who doesn’t … Continue reading

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It’s awful, but I can handle it

This week has been really awful. The past few weeks have been awful, in fact. I have so much to do at work, and my natural tendency to want to get it right has been taking a beating. There’s a … Continue reading

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Hey, wait – maybe PCS isn’t a *real* problem?

Just kidding — that’s my attempt at being facetious and draw attention to some of the absolute absurdity that the DSM-IV once again brings our way. I’ve heard people talk about how DSM diagnostics are decided — apparently there’s a … Continue reading

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Hey, wait – maybe TBI isn’t a *real* problem?

D’oh – sorry – I meant to say “PCS” not “TBI” — I’ve posted this under the proper title. Hey, wait – maybe PCS isn’t a *real* problem? Click here to go there now >>

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PCS vs. PCD

I came across something interesting the other day when I was looking at the PDF Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and Persistent Symptoms from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, namely, the difference between Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Concussive Disorder. Apparently, … Continue reading

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The emphasis is on persistent symptoms

It’s been a quiet week, blog-wise. It’s been a very busy week, work-wise. I am glad of that, because it indicates that I am quite functional, which a good place to be at. I haven’t had much time for anything … Continue reading

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Good day today

I’d intended to do some more reading and writing on the mTBI guidelines, but life happened. I spent 3+ hours making what I thought was a simple repair to some clothing — I had no idea it took so long … Continue reading

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mTBI Guidelines and Persistent Symptoms – the scope of the work

I’m back to reading the PDF Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and Persistent Symptoms from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and I’m taking my time, because I want to really understand what they’re saying. What’s jumped out at me … Continue reading

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Perfect for Brain Injury Awareness Month

I just started reading the PDF from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation about Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms. And I’m off to a great start. These are “guidelines that can be used by healthcare professionals to implement … Continue reading

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