Category Archives: trauma

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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When they treat you like your brain injury is PTSD… or something else

Luka has been checking in, lately, talking about being (mis)diagnosed with C-PTSD (there’s a new PTSD in town, and it’s called “complex”). He’s also being told — in so many words — that he’s on the autistic spectrum, with Asperger’s … Continue reading

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Once you find something more

… more than your personal pain, more than your own problems, more than your difficulties and drawbacks and struggles… everything changes. Once you find something that is bigger than yourself, that means more than any problems you might have, that … Continue reading

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The hurt of the hidden wound

Got a tip about this article today. Good reading – check it out. It was July 4, 2009 when Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Hill had his independence taken away from him. But he doesn’t remember much of what happened on that … Continue reading

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I finished reading a book

Here’s a blast from the past. About a year ago, I wrote this post (but forgot to publish it), absolutely giddy about having finished reading a book. Looking at where I’m at now, it’s pretty amazing the changes I’ve been … Continue reading

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Another sort of amnesia

A really interesting thing has been happening with me, lately. It’s actually been unfolding over the past six months or so, when I think about it. More and more, I’m piecing scattered parts of myself back together. Most importantly, I’m … Continue reading

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Brain experts develop game plan for football concussions

Just found this: If international expert Robert Cantu had his druthers, football teams would practice without helmets. That would be the best way to teach players to avoid head-to-head collisions, utilize their shoulders and bodies more in contact, protect against … Continue reading

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Beyond the “skull-based brain”

I’ve been watching the videos of Dr. Dan Siegel, over the past couple of weeks, and he’s really got me thinking. He talks about “the embodied brain” — the physical experiences of life and how they interact with the neural … Continue reading

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concussion now i’m stupid

Someone visited this blog yesterday with the search “concussion now i’m stupid” and it seems like it’s in the air. I had a great day Saturday — I had a very social day, and I was out and about in … Continue reading

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Achieving more by doing less

I am really resisting writing this post, but I have to put it out there for the sake of honesty — and also to get it into my head that this is the way things are now. It’s not that … Continue reading

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