Archive for December, 2011

Neurobehavioral Extremes: Finding Coping Skills

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

This entry is part 13 of 24 in the series TJ Neurobehavioral Extremes: TJ Part Thirteen I this part we start out talking to TJ’s step-mom about his neurobehavioral extremes.  Michelle, TJ’s step-mom, explained that screaming fits, an example of a  neurobehavioral extremes, can be set off by something as innocuous as a..
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Recollections of Severe Brain Injury Therapy

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

This entry is part 12 of 24 in the series TJ Recollections of Severe Brain Injury Therapy: TJ Part Twelve In part twelve I talked to TJ about his therapy that he received at Spalding (the outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation center he was a patient at.  This part is mostly just about his recollections..
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Lawsuits Flying Against NFL By Ex-Players Over Concussions

Posted on December 25th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League has a real situation on its hands: Last week a batch of lawsuits were filed against it by retired players who allege they sustained long-term brain damage from concussions during their careers on the gridiron. Last week was also the week when the NFL mandated that there will be..
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Memory of Time In TBI Rehab:Remembers Very Little

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

This entry is part 11 of 24 in the series TJ Memory of Time In TBI Rehab: TJ Part Eleven TJ and I talked about his memory of time in TBI Rehab in which he says he has very little of. His memory returns toward the end of his time there. He..
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Severe Behavioral Problems In TBI Rehab

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

This entry is part 10 of 24 in the series TJ Severe Behavioral Problems In TBI Rehab: TJ Part Ten As Michelle said earlier, they were unprepared for how challenging TJ’s neurobehavior was going to be. TJ had severe behavioral problems in TBI Rehab. When he was at Spaulding did he have..
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Ex-Green Bay Packer Lew Carpenter’s Brain Showed Disease

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Add former Green Bay Packer Lew Carpenter to the growing list of  pro football players who had degenerative brain disease. And his case adds a disturbing new twist to ongoing medical research.  Earlier this month the Associated Press reported that Carpenter, who never sustained any known concussions during his NFL career..
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Physical Injuries Accompany Brain Injury

Posted on December 16th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 9 of 24 in the series TJ Physical Injuries Accompany Brain Injury: TJ Part Nine TJ talks about the other physical injuries accompany brain injury.  He had several broken bones along with some internal injuries. Did you have any other physical injuries accompany brain injury? Broke my nose,..
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Nature of Brain Injury for This Survivor

Posted on December 15th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 8 of 24 in the series TJ Nature of Brain Injury: TJ Part Eight   In the majority of our cases, we don’t get to see the medical records. When we began this project in 2010, I had hoped to get to see a small snippet..
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During Coma Emergence: Believing in What You Are Seeing

Posted on December 14th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 7 of 24 in the series TJ During Coma Emergence: TJ Part Seven No loved one who waits for someone to awake during coma emergence is qualified to have a medical opinion.  But what they do have is “observation.”  In my experience, observation trumps opinion in almost every..
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Hockey Player Sidney Crosby’s Post-Concussion Comeback Is Short-Lived

Posted on December 13th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Last month we blogged about the return to the ice of Penguins hockey star Sidney Crosby, who was benched for almost 10 months after sustaining a concussion in January. The New York Times wrote that Crosby’s comeback would be one of the most-watched concussion cases ever, as we pointed out..
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