All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness:Closing Thoughts

Posted on April 12th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness: Zach Part Thirty-six  I always try to end the interviews with what do you want to say, what do you want to leave the people who’ve listened and read this far, or watched this far?  What do you want to leave them with in terms of..
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Brain Injury Recovery Story: Miracle Kid by Zachary Gauvin

Posted on April 10th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Recovery Story: Zach Part Thirty Five   Zach has written a book about his brain injury recovery story.  He as been called the “Miracle Kid” so it was appropriate for him to name his book just that. It encompasses pretty much what we have talked about in our interview..
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Brain Injury Support Thru Facebook and Blog

Posted on April 9th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Support: Zach Part Thirty Four  You’ve done a lot with brain injury advocacy and brain injury support.  How did that get started? Well, one day, well, I just (said to myself): Do I really want to pursue this dream of playing baseball, there was no promise of it ever..
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Decisions After Brain Injury: Food is the Toughest

Posted on April 8th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

 Decisions After Brain Injury: Zach Part Thirty Three One of the hardest challenges that some traumatic brain injury survivors encounter the decision making process.  It can be very difficult for survivors to make decisions after brain injury.  We have talked about this is other survivors stories.  For instance, shopping is one..
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Anxiety Issue after Severe Brain Injury More Than Mood

Posted on April 5th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Anxiety Issue after Severe Brain Injury: Zach Part Thirty Two  In this part we talk about some mood issues including depression and an anxiety issue after severe brain injury.  Zach states that he has more problems with the anxiety issue after severe brain injury than anything. Do you have problems with..
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TBI Frontal Lobe Deficits Not Apparent After Severe Brain Injury

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Frontal Lobe Deficits: Zach Part Thirty One  It is difficult to assess TBI frontal lobe deficits in survivors without collateral interviews, as one of the most prevalent frontal lobe deficits is insight into those deficits.  Many of our interviews have included interviews of family members or friends, to help us..
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Cognitive Recovery From TBI Allows For White Collar Work

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Cognitive Recovery From TBI: Zach Part Thirty We have spent a lot time talking about Zach’s remarkable physical recovery, now I want to delve into his cognitive recovery from TBI. Have you ever had a job that was a cognitively challenging job, where you had to think and, and use your..
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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: Good to Do Physical Jobs

Posted on April 1st, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: Zach Part Twenty-Nine Zach and I discussed his remarkable traumatic brain injury recovery and how he was able to finish high school and even hold down a job. Now, you mentioned work.  Are you working? I am working, but I am kind of out of work..
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Fatigue After Severe Brain Injury: Trouble Focusing

Posted on March 28th, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Fatigue After Severe Brain Injury: Zach Part Twenty- Eight  Now, one of the other topics that I like to talk about with most people is fatigue after severe brain injury.  And I saw that you had a heading on your web page about fatigue.  (Click here for Zach’s brain injury fatigue..
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Post Traumatic Headaches in Comparison to Premorbid Ones

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 · Posted in TBI Voices

Post Traumatic Headaches: Zach Part Twenty Seven In our previous part, we explored Zach’s premorbid history of migraines.  His post traumatic headaches now are different. You still get post traumatic headaches. Now I do.  Yeah, I get really bad ones. Tell me about the worst headache you’ve had in the..
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