TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Coma: Brakes Fail After Warning

Posted on March 12th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Coma: Doug Part One Sometimes, you get a warning that disaster looms. Doug did, his brakes were trying to tell him not to drive. His friend told him not to drive with those brakes. He did it anyway. The result, a severe brain injury coma that has..
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Brain Injury Physical Limitations Along with Cognitive

Posted on March 11th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Physical Limitations: Doug Part Two What appear to be the most lasting impact of Doug’s injuries are his brain injury physical limitations. He walks very slowly, with a cane and has to pull his left side along with him when he walks. My left side of the body was..
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Bacolofen Pump for Spasticity Caused by TBI

Posted on March 13th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Bacolofen Pump for Spasticity: Doug Part Three Before we get into talking about the Bacolofen Pump for spasticity we will talk about what spasticity is and what causes it. The biggest limitation that Doug has with his left arm, his whole left side is spasticity. Spasticity means the inability of a..
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Transition to the Real World: Rehab Plays a Big Part

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

Transition to the Real World: Doug Part Four Like our other participant Chris, Doug also found that Clearview in Juneau played a big part in his transition to the real world. At Clearview, I was there for 13 months and I got a, pretty much got therapy there, therapy 6 days..
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Post Coma: Day-to-Day Life After Post Coma

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

Post Coma: Doug Part Five What does a normal day consist of for Doug post coma? Doug talks about his daily routine post coma and  his traumatic brain injury. Let’s see, my alarm usually goes off at 7:30 because that’s when I got to take my pills. They have me taking Depakote..
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Seizure Medications and Headaches After TBI

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

Seizure Medications: Doug Part Six One long-term concern for Doug is seizure and headaches. He takes the Depakote for his  seizure medication. He talks about the Depakote seizure medication: Well just before I was going to leave Clearview, I had what they classified was a seizure. When I moved here to..
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Vocational Reintegration after Severe Brain Injury

Posted on March 17th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Vocational Reintegration: Doug Part Seven Key to good long-term outcomes after TBI, is continued cognitive challenges to rewire damaged circuitry within the brain and create a renewed self actualization. We believe that the two critical keys to achieve those goals is through vocational reintegration and community reintegration. Doug is someone we..
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Community Reintegration: Important to Become Part of the Community

Posted on March 18th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Community Reintegration: Doug Part Eight One of the most important factors to recovery for a TBI survivors the community reintegration.  Our philosophy is to ensure the best outcome after a TBI, the post morbid plan has to simulate the growth in behavior and maturity that we experience as children and young..
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