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Gearing up for the new neuropsych – and beyond

This coming Friday, I have an in-person meeting with the new neuropsych my own NP has recommended. I did some research on them online, and they look like a very interesting and sympathetic person who genuinely cares about their patients/clients. … Continue reading

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Welcome back, simple life

So, I had my excitement on Twitter for a few months. And now I’ve had enough of the shouting. So, I’ve turned off “publicize” on this blog, which tweets notifications about my posts automatically. I’ll leave it up to the … Continue reading

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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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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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Of MLK Day and Migraines

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone. If anyone deserves a holiday commemorating their work, it’s him. What I love about this picture is that it shows that he was not alone in his work and his belief and his … Continue reading

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After TBI or concussion – slower brain, craving stress

One of the amazing things about the brain is that it has an uncanny ability to get what it needs in the short term, but which actually hurt you in the long-term. After injury, it can push you to do … Continue reading

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More clarity – yes, more clarity

So, I posted a TBI injury and recovery story from a reader, the other day, and it seems like a lot of people think her story is mine. Not at all. Well, of course, there are some similarities, but it’s … Continue reading

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Left for this – a personal account of TBI experience from a reader

Here’s a personal TBI account from a reader, Kylie, who shares her experiences on her blog, Left for This. A lot of people ask what it’s like to have a traumatic brain injury. I smile as I reply, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Find a New Neuropsych Step #3: Scout around for neuropsychs

Step #3 in finding a new neuropsychologist is : Scout around for neuropsychs, looking online and also touching base with my local Brain Injury Association chapter. If they have websites or blogs, read those to get a feel for what … Continue reading

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Oldie but goodie – Brain Injury Rehab Ideas from Harriet Katz Zeiner

I came across this several years ago, when I was traveling and needed to fill my mind with things other than overseas business. I enjoyed it (still do) and hope you do, too.

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