TBI Voices

Preventable Brain Injury Has Secondary Consequences

Posted on March 20th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Prevental Brain Injury: Quinn Part One Brain injury, head injury, are often preventable brain injury or head injury. In the day and age of helicopters, CT scans and neurosurgery, secondary complications, particularly those that occur a week after the original injury simply are preventable brain injury. Sadly, both Quinn’s initial..
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Brain Injury Crisis: Wife’s Medical Training Doesn’t Help

Posted on March 21st, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Crisis: Quinn Part Two Brain Injury Crisis effects more than the injured. Much of TBI Voices has been the stories not just of the survivor’s of TBI, but also spouses and family members. For most of those caregivers, the shock of being informed of the dire, is complicated..
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Sense of Humor Survived Severe Brain Injury

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Sense of Humor Survived Severe Brain Injury: Quinn Part Three   Quinn’s sense of humor survived severe brain injury and had me giggling throughout my interview with him. It started with his demanding his dollar because of the language in the release reciting that he had received “one dollar and other..
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Retrograde Amnesia for Day of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Retrograde Amnesia for Day of Traumatic Brain Injury: Quinn Part Four   As I have stated repeatedly throughout this project, the presence and length of retrograde amnesia is a particularly important diagnostic indicator with respect to the severity of brain injury.  Absence of memory for events before the trauma, retrograde amnesia,..
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Caregivers Numbness after Brain Injury is more Complex than Denial

Posted on March 26th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Caregivers Numbness after Brain Injury: Quinn Part Five Quinn’s wife talks about the caregivers numbness after brain injury.  The numbness she felt immediately after the phone call. When we did http://waiting.com in 1997, it began with words, from the spouse of a severe TBI survivor talking about the dullness, the..
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Severe Brain Injury Relapse After Discharge Complicates Recovery

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

Severe Brain Injury Relapse: Quinn Part Six Quinn’s wife talks about his severe brain injury relapse after his return home and the complications this caused.  The hospital released him too soon, while he was having a severe brain injury relapse. Hospital Releases Quinn During a Severe Brain Injury Relapse He..
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Inappropriate Anti-diuretic Hormone Requires Readmission

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

Inappropriate Anti-diuretic Hormone Requires Readmission: Quinn Part Seven Quinn’s wife continues telling the story of what happened when Quinn was prematurely discharged. It turns out that he had syndrome of  inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone Later in the story we will explain what syndrome on inappropriate hormone is: He comes home.  He could..
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Before Severe Brain Injury: Who He Was

Posted on March 30th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Before Severe Brain Injury – Quinn Part Eight Quinn talks about who is was before severe brain injury. What he did before he got hurt and what his life was like. The things he did before TBI. Let’s talk about who you were before severe injury.  You were 39 years old?..
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Before Brain Injury:More On Before His Brain Injury

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

Before Brain Injury: Quinn Part Nine Quinn elaborates more on who he was before brain injury and other things that he was able to do before his brain injury. What did you like to do recreationally before brain injury?  I’m guessing hockey. Yeah.  I played hockey for over 30 years.  Skiing,..
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Acute Memories After Brain Injury are Emotional Experiences

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Acute Memories After Brain Injury: Quinn Part Ten One of the least connected of the dots in identifying brain damage related amnesia is the role emotions and adrenaline play in the islands of memory in a sea of amnesia. With acute memories after brain injury, the more emotionally charged a memory,..
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