Category Archives: concussion

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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Find a New Neuropsych Step #3: Scout around for neuropsychs

Step #3 in finding a new neuropsychologist is : Scout around for neuropsychs, looking online and also touching base with my local Brain Injury Association chapter. If they have websites or blogs, read those to get a feel for what … Continue reading

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Oldie but goodie – Brain Injury Rehab Ideas from Harriet Katz Zeiner

I came across this several years ago, when I was traveling and needed to fill my mind with things other than overseas business. I enjoyed it (still do) and hope you do, too.

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Death of a Neuron – important picture

May not apply to everyone, but still good to know:

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Find a New Neuropsych Step #2: Be clear about what I want to achieve from working with someone.

Step #2 in finding a new neuropsychologist is : Be clear about what I want to achieve from working with someone. I need to make up a short-list of my issues — a condensed version which will communicate to the … Continue reading

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Find a New Neuropsych Step #1: Record the issues I’m currently having

Step #1 in finding a new neuropsychologist is : Record the issues I’m currently having and how they impact my life. Wherever possible, have real data behind my rationale for seeking help. So, if I’m going to work with a … Continue reading

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How to find a neuropsychologist – a step-by-step plan

This is the start of a step-by-step description of how I am finding a new neuropsychologist. My current one is retiring and moving away, so I need to find someone new who can help me – preferably in ways that … Continue reading

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