TBI Voices

Return to Work For a Traumatic Brain Survivor

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

Return to Work: Jeremiah Part Eleven In Part Nine we talked about the frustration and fatigue that Jeremiah went through preparing himself for a return to work.  That struggle was worth it for  Jeremiah did return to work as an engineering in September of 2006. He explains his return to work..
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TBI Advocate in the Workplace Help Brain Injury Survivor

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

TBI Advocate in the Workplace: Jeremiah Part Twelve It is clear that but for the commitment of his friend, his  TBI advocate in the workplace, to find him work it would have taken him a much longer time to get reemployed.   More significantly, had he not had someone really committed to helping..
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Reemployment After TBI: Obstacles to Successful

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

Reemployment After TBI: Jeremiah Part Thirteen Jeremiah and I talked about his reemployment after TBI and the obstacles that he faced and how he became successful in practicing his engineering again. What were your biggest obstacles to success in your reemployment after TBI? Memory and pain.  Memory and pain and fatigue, and..
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Mood Issues after Severe TBI: Ongoing Problems

Posted on June 1st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Mood Issues after Severe TBI: Jeremiah Part Fourteen There was quite an emotional continuum from the time Jeremiah started as an outpatient at Meriter to where he is today.  I asked him about the emotional swings and his ongoing mood issues after Severe TBI : Well I had, I always try to,..
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Seeming Normal After TBI: The Pluses and Minuses

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Seeming Normal After TBI: Jeremiah Part Fifteen Most people without first hand experience with survivors of brain injury expect them to appear profoundly impaired.  Thus, when such people are around TBI survivors who appear seeming normal after TBI, they often think there has been a complete recovery.  There is some benefit..
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Neural Exercise of Music: The Benefit it Provides for Recovery

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Neural Exercise of Music: Jeremiah Part Sixteen I talked to Jeremiah about the neural exercise of music and how music can help in recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  Jeremiah is one of the survivors that uses the neural exercise of music in his recovery. People often think of brain injury as only..
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Making Music After TBI: Helps in Recovery

Posted on June 4th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Making Music After TBI: Jeremiah Part Seventeen I talked to Jeremiah’s wife off camera and we discussed how making music after TBI has helped in Jeremiahs recovery from severe TBI. One of the goals in doing TBI Voices was to not only document the stories of the survivor of brain injury, but..
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Songs After Brain injury: Writing Songs Therapy

Posted on June 6th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Songs After Brain injury: Jeremiah Part Eighteen In this part I talked to Jeremiah about his writing songs after brain injury. I asked Jeremiah to tell how music and writing songs after brain injury has helped him and the role it is playing in his life now: Music, little tidbits of..
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Lyrical Message of TBI: Integral Part of Recovery

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

Lyrical Message of TBI: Jeremiah Part Eighteen Jeremiah shares with us his lyrical message of TBI in the songs that he has written and performs.  You can find these songs on the TBI website.   As Jeremiah had to relearn to walk, relearn to play the guitar, he also had..
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Self After TBI: Keeping the Good Part of Hisself

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

Self After TBI: Jeremiah Conclusion Our interview concluded with Jeremiah’s thoughts about his self after TBI and the importance of the support that he received from his wife and others. As with most of my interviews, I concluded with Jeremiah, not with song, but with words he wanted to leave the..
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