TBI Voices

Memory of Time In TBI Rehab:Remembers Very Little

Posted on December 23rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Memory of Time In TBI Rehab: TJ Part Eleven TJ and I talked about his memory of time in TBI Rehab in which he says he has very little of. His memory returns toward the end of his time there. He does have some memory of coming home but not a clear..
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Recollections of Severe Brain Injury Therapy

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

Recollections of Severe Brain Injury Therapy: TJ Part Twelve In part twelve I talked to TJ about his therapy that he received at Spalding (the outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation center he was a patient at.  This part is mostly just about his recollections of severe brain injury therapy.  He received physical therapy, occupational therapy..
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Neurobehavioral Extremes: Finding Coping Skills

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

Neurobehavioral Extremes: TJ Part Thirteen I this part we start out talking to TJ’s step-mom about his neurobehavioral extremes.  Michelle, TJ’s step-mom, explained that screaming fits, an example of a  neurobehavioral extremes, can be set off by something as innocuous as a “good morning.” Talk to me more about the neurobehavioral extremes problem. Well,..
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Daily Routine after Brain Injury:Sleep Issues Impact Daily Routine

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

Daily Routine after Brain Injury: TJ Part Fourteen In part fourteen I discussed with TJ some of the issues he has with daily routine after brain injury. His sleeping issues can interfere with his daily routine after brain injury and we talk about the troubles he has with this and some of the..
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Biking after Brain Injury: Exercise Focus of Life After Brain Injury

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

Biking after Brain Injury: TJ Part Fifteen One of the activities that TJ does on an almost daily basis is ride his bike. Biking after brain injury along with going to the gym is an his exercise and his way of staying in shape. Tell me more about your normal day?..
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Higher Functioning After Severe Brain Injury

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

Higher Functioning After Severe Brain Injury: TJ Part Sixteen TJ has been fortunate to be in an environment, in a family, a community, a support group that gives him not just support, but challenges that give him a focus, motivation,higher functioning after severe brain injury and out of the house. His medical..
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Brain Injury Communication:Issues a Source of Frustration

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

Brain Injury Communication: TJ Part Seventeen For TJ’s parents, it is the neurobehavioral extremes that have been the biggest challenge.  TJ doesn’t share that insight.  For him it is a concrete problem of frustration stemming from brain injury communication failures. Do you have problems with depression?  No. So you never get sad?..
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Few Words After TBI: He Became a Man of Few Words

Posted on January 10th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Few Words After TBI: TJ Part Eighteen While talking with Michelle, TJ’s step-mom, we delved into the issue of TJ being a man of few words after TBI. She states he is very direct with answers and doesn’t use a lot of words. I probed further on the literacy issue in my..
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Recovery from Severe Brain Injury Is Ongoing

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

Recovery from Severe Brain Injury Is Ongoing : TJ Part Nineteen The textbooks say – the doctors are taught – brain injury recovery happens primarily in the first year and is largely over by the end of the second.  Our stories paint a much brighter picture of continuing recovery with..
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Seizure Symptoms After TBI: Mood – Possible Seizure Symptoms

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

Seizure Symptoms After TBI: TJ Part Twenty Along with some of TJ’s interests we also discussed whether or not he had any seizure symptoms after TBI.  We touch on how his mood swings could possibly be seizure symptoms after TBI. Progress in rehabilitation has a lot to do with motivation.   Yet, one of..
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