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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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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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#concussion hysteria? Enough spitting – let’s team up

Brain injury is a society-wide issue. Poor understanding, ineffective preventive half-measures, and inconsistent care, are the specters that lurk around every sporting event, every high-velocity activity, every action sport. Indeed, nearly every aspect of our lives harbors some threat of … Continue reading

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Update on the doctor front – neuro located

Will wonders never cease… I have an appointment with a neurologist’s office in a little over three weeks. And they look like a good one. They come very highly recommended by the neuro I was seeing before, and they also … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer – 5 Reasons changing the #concussion term makes sense

Yesterday, I got a bit of flack for suggesting that the term “concussion” should be used for the impact which causes the brain disruption, while “brain injury” should be used for the result of that impact. People just didn’t like … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer – Why separate #concussion from #TBI?

The two-part article I finished on Saturday was pretty lengthy — nearly 5,000 words in all — so I’m not sure if it’s going to get a lot of readers. People tend to like shorter pieces they can pause to … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer – A million reasons not to ditch the word #concussion

There are millions of reasons to not ditch the word “concussion”. It’s simple. It’s easy to remember. It’s in widespread use, with many millions of dollars worth of reading materials, research studies, merchandise, and commercial brands emblazoned with that word. … Continue reading

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#Concussion and mild #TBI – connected, but distinct – Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1 The logical disconnect started when I first heard Robert Cantu, M.D. give the official definition of Concussion: Concussion: Derived from Latin concussio(n-), from the verb concutere ‘dash together, shake’ That surprised me. So, I looked it … Continue reading

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