Category Archives: Personal Experiences with TBI

After #concussion and #TBI – WHY must so many suffer?

There’s a reason I used a picture of Neuschwanstein on my post yesterday about “Castle Munchausen”. First, the medicine and science around brain injuries is like a massive fortress built by the modern version of royalty — a select group … Continue reading

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#PCS after #concussion? #TBI? Welcome to the #MiserableMinority

I’ve had better days. I worked from home, yesterday, due to a combination of bad weather and having no compelling reason to drag myself to the office. I had hoped to get into the office today, but after a couple … Continue reading

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Lasting #concussion symptoms? #PCS? Welcome to Castle Munchausen

Munchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also known as hospital addiction syndrome, thick chart syndrome, or hospital hopper syndrome. Lately, … Continue reading

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What’s a neuropsychologist good for after #TBI?

An interesting thing happened on Twitter last night. I was checking tweets to take my mind off the back and leg pain I’ve been having, when I came across a mention  from @AllConcussion about how neuropsychologists have a  not-so-stellar history … Continue reading

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New neuropsych identified – woot

I had a quick chat with my neuropsych yesterday, to let them know I wasn’t going to make it to our standing weekly appointment. Too much to do at home, too much going on. Couldn’t make it. I have less … Continue reading

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More shuffling

I needed to find space on my bookshelf for the two books I got yesterday. So, I moved some things around, rearranging the books I have into a more orderly fashion. I have been collecting titles over the years. Not … Continue reading

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It is so good to be reading books again

Last night, two books I ordered arrived in my mailbox. Very, very cool. I went on a “shopping spree” on abebooks.com a couple weeks back, looking for neuropsychological rehabilitation titles (that weren’t over $50 – not an easy task). After … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

There’s a lot of change going on in my life, these days. For the past couple of months, I’ve been vascillating between hope and despair with regard to my job situation. Nothing is certain, and the change I made back … Continue reading

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After TBI – How do you restore a Sense-Of-Self?

Five years ago, I started giving a lot of thought to what traumatic brain injury does to your Sense-Of-Self. Of all the things that brain injury does to a person, disrupting your sense of who you are and how you … Continue reading

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Slogging through – some days (weeks) are like this

I don’t know why, but this week has been a hard one for me. It seems to be taking forever. And yet, I feel like it’s still Monday, with precious little getting done. I’m tired. And when I’m tired, everything … Continue reading

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