TBI Voices

Skull Fracture and Ice Reduced Brain Damage

Posted on April 4th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Skull Fracture and Ice Reduced Brain Damage: Quinn Part Eleven In part Eleven Quinn talks about the skull fracture he received in the accident and how the skull fracture relieved pressure on the brain but the skull fracture caused other complications such as damaging his inner ear. Other than the..
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Loss of Smell after Brain Injury Correlates with TBI

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

Loss of Smell After Brain Injury: Quinn Part Twelve In part twelve Quinn talks about his loss of smell after brain injury which is a normal brain injury issue. There are 12 cranial nerves, yet 99% of “neurological exams” performed by neurologists of TBI survivors will contain the following words,..
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Balance Rehab: Big Focus of Outpatient Therapy

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

Balance Rehab: Quinn Part Thirteen Quinn talks about the balance rehab along with therapy to help him walk again. He received outpatient therapy that included cognitive therapy also.   Let’s go through some discussion about the therapy you have had.  You were hospitalized two to three weeks and then once..
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Physical Activity after TBI: Still More Limited Than Before

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

Physical Activity after TBI: Quinn Part Fourteen Quinn discusses his physical activity after TBI in comparison to what he could do before his accident.  Before TBI Quinn was at athlete level. Where are you now in terms of physical activity after TBI? Up to  a non-athletic adult’s level? I go to..
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Headaches after Severe Brain Injury: Come in Waves

Posted on April 11th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

 Headaches after Severe Brain Injury: Quinn Part Fifteen Quinn talks about the headaches after severe brain injury that he still encounters.  He describes his headaches after severe brain injury as if his head is surfing. As we’re doing this interview, it’s now 14 months, 16 months since your injury. Yes. Quinn..
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TBI Obstacles: Pressure Waves Present Biggest TBI Obstacle

Posted on April 12th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Obstacles: Quinn Part Sixteen I continued with Quinn relative to his seizure concerns and then touched another one of his TBI obstacles, pressure waves and the problems he has with them. Have you had seizures? I have not had a seizure yet. Did you have one when you were..
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Cognitive Challenges Can Trigger Emotions after TBI

Posted on April 16th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Cognitive Challenges Can Trigger Emotions: Quinn Part Seventeen Quinn goes into detail regarding his issues he has with different cognitive challenges he faces and the therapies that he received for some of his issues.  The therapies included, speech, occupational and cognitive challenges therapy. We were talking about your therapies that..
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Attentional Resources After TBI: Can Cause Frustration

Posted on April 17th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Attentional Resources After TBI: Quinn Part Eighteen Divided attention is one of the most serious problems in people with brain injury because of their attentional resources after TBI.  Yet Quinn, as most of our survivors had very little divided attention problems in the interview.  His wife walked through once or twice...
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Attentional Abilities: Video Taxed PostTBI

Posted on April 18th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Attentional Abilities: Quinn Part Nineteen Quinn and I discussed the video that I had him watch the night before.  Because of his attentional abilities he felt that the video was too long. I’ve noticed your sense of humor both today and when we first met.  How would you describe your sense..
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Limited Return to Work after TBI: Increases Symptoms

Posted on April 18th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Limited Return to Work after TBI: Quinn Part Twenty Quinn and I talked about his limited return to work after TBI and how much difficulty he had.  Symptoms increased even after a limited return to work after TBI. We have been kind of coming back and forth about current functioning, but..
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