TBI Voices

Results Were Severe Brain Injury: A Missed Turn

Posted on May 7th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Results Were Severe Brain Injury: Ian Part One Our next interview is with Ian and he talks about the accident which the results were severe brain injury that he was involved in.  This is how our interview came about: TBI Voices is a project that begins with our presenting Lethan Candlish’s..
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Wakeup from Coma: The Waiting Game for Family/Friends

Posted on May 8th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Wakeup from Coma: Ian Part Two Ian’s friend is one of those people whose loyalty was not tested but proven by adversity. He has been by Ian’s side since the wreck. He was there waiting for Ian to wakeup from coma.  He explains: I went there straightaway. The first three nights..
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TBI Accident: The Story of This Survivor Before His Accident

Posted on May 9th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Accident: Ian Part Three We asked Ian to tell us what life was like before the TBI accident. What was his family situation and what he did for a living. Hunting, fishing, dancing going to the bars, having fun. Married, two kids. One is 19 and the other one’s 14...
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Rehab for Severe Brain Injury and Neck Injury

Posted on May 10th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Rehab for Severe Brain Injury: Ian Part Four Ian’s rehab for severe brain injury began in the hospital. He describes some of the things he remembers about rehab for severe brain injury: It had its ups and downs in there. There were some things in there that, I was like, “Oh,..
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Neurological Problems: Ongoing Physical and Neuro Problems

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

Neurological Problems: Ian Part Five Serious motor vehicle wrecks, often present with serious physical injuries that have there pathology outside the head. Thus, in any case with severe TBI (even without other physical injuries) there can be muscular and peripheral evidence of the injury. There may be some other neurological problems..
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Years after TBI: Where is this Survivor Now?

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

Years after TBI: Ian Part Six In this part we talked to Ian about where his life is now years after TBI.  He tells of being on disability and his limitations to this day years after TBI. We asked Ian what his life is like now years after TBI: I am..
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Frontal Lobe Functioning: The Most Difficult to Accommodate

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

Frontal Lobe Functioning: Ian Part Seven While all brain injury problems impact a survivor’s life, frontal lobe deficits are often the most difficult to accommodate for and the hardest to measure, particularly through neuropsychological testing. One of the principle goals of the TBI Voices project is to focus our interview on..
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Assessing Frontal Lobe Function After Severe Brain Injury

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

Assessing Frontal Lobe Function: Ian Part Eight One principal theory for assessing frontal lobe function is that the diagnostician cannot make those determinations based upon the word of the survivor, that “collateral witnesses” are necessary. While I don’t subscribe to that theory in totality, it is one of the reasons we..
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Mood and Anger Issues After Severe Brain Injury

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

Mood and Anger Issues: Ian Part Nine In far too many cases, the biggest problem that interferes with a good recovery after a severe brain injury is the breakdown in relationship’s that comes from the survivor’s inability to control his or her temper. The mood and anger issues are particularly intense with men...
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Family After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

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

Family After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Ian Part Ten In Part Nine we talked about anger issues and the potential threat to family poor control of mood and anger can create. In this part we will talk about the importance of family after severe traumatic brain injury.  We asked Ian..
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