Category Archives: brain

Here’s a little food for thought: Diagnostic overlap between Asperger’s and ABI

I just found this on the Autism Support Network. Read the full article here: http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/diagnostic-overlap-between-aspergers-and-abi-667654 I must admit that this interests me, because a number of people (including strangers) have suggested I might be “slightly Aspergers”. Years ago, I did … Continue reading

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Got a fill-in-the-blank Hangover?

This is a great little read from The Paris Review. A few weeks ago, I woke up one day feeling awful. I inventoried my symptoms. I didn’t seem to be getting sick. I hadn’t had too much to drink. Was … Continue reading

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After TBI or concussion – slower brain, craving stress

One of the amazing things about the brain is that it has an uncanny ability to get what it needs in the short term, but which actually hurt you in the long-term. After injury, it can push you to do … Continue reading

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More clarity – yes, more clarity

So, I posted a TBI injury and recovery story from a reader, the other day, and it seems like a lot of people think her story is mine. Not at all. Well, of course, there are some similarities, but it’s … Continue reading

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Helmets will not keep you from getting concussed

TBI is real for folks who play collision sports. Call it “concussion” or “mild” TBI or whatever else you will. Call it “character building” and “just part of life”.  But brain trauma goes hand-in-hand with slamming your body into other … Continue reading

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That food craving… Yeah, I guess it’s a migraine…

So, all last week, I was starving. All the time. I could not seem to eat enough, and I chronically over-ate at dinners. I was thinking it’s just the winter blues, and a way to keep my energy up. But … Continue reading

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But Bruce Willis gets clocked and is okay…

Years ago, I was watching the show Northern Exposure, and in one scene, a character was saying how he didn’t believe Bruce Willis’ character could have sustained all those head traumas and kept going. He had a point. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ah, Groundhog Day…

I’m not talking about the recent event when the behavior of a groundhog (or groundhogs, depending on your regional preference) determines our future. I’m talking about the movie,”Groundhog Day”  where Bill Murray’s character goes through the same day over and … Continue reading

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When things don’t go as planned

I had my doctor’s appointment the other morning, and it went pretty well. I got some antibiotics for the infection that has been bothering my ears and making it hard for me to keep my balance, and I gave my … Continue reading

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Overcoming overstimulation

I’ve got a big trip coming up next weekend — I’m taking nearly a week to go see family in several states… kind of a follow-up trip to make up for not having been there for the holidays (I was … Continue reading

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