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What’s in a word? Finding out how we talk about #TBI and #concussion

I’ve been doing a lot of reading, lately, about the “Miserable Minority” – the roughly 10-15% of the concussed population who do not recover fully within 3 months of their injury. I managed to get hold of a copy of … 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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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/TBI Cluelessness: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it

An interesting subject came up on Twitter, earlier today, and 140 characters is not enough to speak to it. So, this is my more considered contribution. I sent out a slightly disgruntled tweet about how concussion / traumatic brain injury … Continue reading

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Not myself, this past month or so

I hate to admit it, but for the past month or so, I haven’t felt like myself. That is, the self that I had come to know myself to be, over the past years… the self I had trained myself … Continue reading

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I wish I felt worse about this impending loss… but I don’t

So, my neuropsych is retiring in the spring. I’m probably in a state of denial,right now,with the inevitable progression from that state of mind to anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. At least,that’s how it’s supposed to go. But I’m off … Continue reading

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