TBI Voices

Voc Rehab After TBI Recovery Helped: Kelly Part Twenty-One

Posted on February 27th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Voc Rehab After TBI Recovery Helped In our previous part, Kelly told us about the process and training with the Voc rehab after TBI involved in getting her driving rights restored, through the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center.  She continues on telling about the role this center played for her and the voc..
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Cognitive Challenge of Driving After TBI: Kelly Part Twenty-Two

Posted on February 28th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Cognitive Challenge of Driving After TBI: Kelly Part Twenty Two One of the most difficult dilemmas after a brain injury, is the intersection of competing interests between recovery and safety.  Without integrating the survivor back into the real world, no meaningful recovery can occur.  Yet, no one is more at risk..
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Massage Therapist After TBI: This Survivors Occupation

Posted on February 29th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Massage Therapist After TBI: Kelly Part Twenty Three Kelly talks about how she trained and became a massage therapist after TBI.  She had several other jobs but this one stuck. Journey to Becoming a Massage Therapist after TBI You ultimately got into an actual profession versus working at the Shoney’s and..
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Keeping Jobs after TBI: Perseverance Doesn’t Equal Job after TBI

Posted on March 1st, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Keeping Jobs after TBI: Kelly Part Twenty Four In our 21st Century world, a degree doesn’t equal competitive employment. It doesn’t help in keeping jobs after TBI. Kelly elaborates: So you’ve been working as a massage therapist for ten years now? Yes, I have.  Uh huh. Do you make a living?..
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Education After Brain Injury:Education Is an End In Itself

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Education After Brain Injury: Kelly Part Twenty Five Even though Kelly has never made a gainful living after her severe brain injury, it is worth stating that the cost of the education after brain injury she has received, is justified by the remarkable recovery she has had.  School is one of the..
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Difficulties with Noise after Brain Injury

Posted on March 5th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Difficulties with Noise after Brain Injury: Kelly Part Twenty Six While each TBI Voices story is unique, one of the purposes of this initiative was to describe in subjective terms, common deficits, so that the pattern of disability after brain injury could be best understood.  I turned my interview with Kelly..
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Natural Hormone Replacement for TBI: Stabilized Moods

Posted on March 6th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Natural Hormone Replacement for TBI: Kelly Part Twenty Seven In part twenty-seven Kelly and I talked about the importance of natural hormone replacement for TBI and how they help stabilize her moods. Are you taking any medications? Well, I’m taking cholesterol medication.  I’m taking antidepressant, one I chose for myself. So you..
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Coca Cola Works Best for What Ales Her

Posted on March 7th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Part Twenty Eight By Attorney Gordon Johnson 800-992-9447 What problems do you have with fatigue? This is going to  sound really boring.  I really don’t have a problem with fatigue. Now, we’ve been doing this for a couple of hours now.  Are you starting to get tired? Not really.  But,..
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Motivation after TBI: Motivation/Memory Remain Despite TBI

Posted on March 8th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Motivation after TBI: Kelly Part Twenty Nine While any analysis based on a single interview and “self-report” is potentially flawed, based upon our lengthy interview and her accomplishments since her severe brain injury, it appears Kelly has few deficits in many of the classic cognitive and frontal areas.  It is likely..
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Handling Money after TBI: A Brain Injury Issue

Posted on March 9th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Handling Money after TBI:: Kelly Part Thirty One of the frontal lobe deficits that brain injury survivors have is making decisions and this can coincide with handling money after TBI. You said that people say you make bad decisions.  Why do they say that? Well, this for an example, I have..
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