Archive for March, 2011

Emerging from the Coma Not Movie Style

Posted on March 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Fred Emerging from the Coma: Fred Part Two In the movies, the injured person simply wakes up, coherent, despite amnesia that might cover an entire lifetime. In the real world, a emerging from the coma ends slowly, in stages, with the..
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Brain Injury Recovery – Miracle Brings Hope

Posted on March 30th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Fred Brain Injury Recovery: Fred Part One Like our last story, two brain injuries, one mild, one severe.  But unlike the Elizabeth story and her brain injury recovery, http://tbivoices.com/elizabeth1.php for Fred, the mild injury occurred first, a decade before the second. ..
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Milder TBI Disability: Puzzle of Disability from the Milder TBI

Posted on March 29th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Milder TBI Disability Puzzle: Elizabeth Part Ten   We began the Elizabeth story with the quandary as to how she could wind up with so much more disability from a concussion and milder TBI than she had from an earlier..
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TBI Mood Swings and Social Challenges Unpredictable

Posted on March 28th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Elizabeth TBI Mood Swings: Elizabeth Part Nine While still largely a frontal lobe issue, her TBI mood swings and social issues fit into a bit different category of pathology. Her TBI moods swings are not only severe, but can be totally..
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Frontal Lobe Complaints – Like an Eighth Grader

Posted on March 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Frontal Lobe Complaints: Elizabeth Part Eight As I have often said on TBI Voices and elsewhere “We learn to become adults in our frontal lobes.” With that being true, if frontal lobes are damaged, much of adult maturity, adult behaviors..
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TBI Housewife: Difficulties in Keeping up With the House Work

Posted on March 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Elizabeth TBI Housewife: Elizabeth Part Seven Her disability does not just eliminate her ability to work outside the home, but it also limits what she can do at home. She describes the housework and her responsibilities as a TBI housewife: Dishes,..
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Cognitive Complaints after Second Brain Injury

Posted on March 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Cognitive Complaints: Elizabeth Part Six Regardless of which of her two injuries has left her disabled, there is not doubt that she has been left with a long list of cognitive complaints. She explains: With the way my injury ended,..
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Unstable Balance Creates Serious Risk after Second Brain Injury

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Unstable Balance: Elizabeth Part Five Unstable balance is one of the biggest issues that put Elizabeth at risk for another fall that could cause additional brain injury.  Her chances of another blow to the head was substantial. Elizabeth is a..
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Back to Work after TBI: Workers Compensation System

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Back to Work after TBI: Elizabeth Part Four As often happens, the employer sent Elizabeth back to work after TBI on a different job, even though she wasn’t ready to return to her previous job. There are significant incentives in..
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Severe TBI Treatment and Rehabilitation

Posted on March 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Elizabeth Severe TBI Treatment: Elizabeth Part Three Before her severe TBI treatment,at  the time of her March of 2002 injury, Elizabeth was a happy, industrious woman, working and playing hard. She was 36. I could play volleyball. I used to be..
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