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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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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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After concussion – I’m not stupid, you just think I am

This is an extension of the piece I wrote years ago (January, 2011), called “After concussion – you’re not stupid, it just feels that way“. I’m writing this after seeing a physiatrist for a follow-up appointment regarding neck & shoulder … Continue reading

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Type A Personality with a TBI? You’re a GREAT candidate for recovery – Part 1

I’m pretty much of a Type A person — although my competitive streak targets myself, rather than others. Wait, no… I do instinctively compete against others, as well. I must admit, I’m happiest when I’m Alpha. This is not in … Continue reading

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Type A Personality with a TBI? You’re a GREAT candidate for recovery – Part 2

This is a continuation of an extended thought process – click here for the first part. Science (especially imaging) is starting to reveal what has always been true of the human system. It changes over time, responding to stimuli. The … Continue reading

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Change. It’s up to me. It’s what I do.

So, it’s a beautiful day. Unfortunately, I only got about 6 hours of sleep last night. I stayed up too late and woke up too early. I’ll remedy that later with a long nap. That’s the plan, anyway. I’ve got … Continue reading

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When dead-ends work in my favor

My specific discontent with my neuropsychologist is providing impetus to expand and look in more directions for input and ways to progress. That’s working to my advantage, because it’s easier to move on to the next level, when what used … Continue reading

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When getting no help is the best help of all

I had a really good session with my neuropsych last night. But not for the reasons you might think. I came away with a renewed sense of really being capable of dealing with things on my own. In terms of … Continue reading

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Augh! Where are the gist reasoning training exercises?

Okay, so “we” now know that gist reasoning is a more accurate indicator of how well folks with TBI / concussion can live their lives, than other sorts of testing, like memory and IQ. Those of us who have been … Continue reading

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