Betty Part Eight – Frontal/Executive: http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/frontal-lobe-and-executive-functioning-challenges-after-coma/
Betty injuries included a surgical subdural hematoma in her frontal lobes. Thus, it is not surprising that her most significant deficits are frontal. High on the list of those deficits are emotional and social issues and challenges in executive functioning. With Betty’s story, we introduce general principles to help understand what “executive functioning” means. Executive functioning deficits fall primarily into three areas: setting goals, organizing time and effort to achieve those goals and mental flexibility to deal with the unexpected when trying to implement the goals.
I had a right frontal traumatic brain injury at age 11, got through the educational system, got into junior college, went to FSU, got a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences, started working in a library for the VA Hospital, was picked up and converted to full time permanent status working with computers.
I recognize that computer mediated communications are wonderful for me. My verbal skills are pretty good. My speech is slower than the national average.
My rate of speech has improved, I guess. I was able to go away to attend university, and I suppose I did alright there.
I am married to a wonderful woman.
It is nice to meet you. I have been able to conquer great challenges in my 34 years of survival from “moderate to severe”, “bi-frontal lobe” brain injury. It is nice to meet you and hear of your successes. The most profound thing I have learned through this is that more will be revealed, my personal motto, and that honestly, it does get better every day. My other personal motto.
Thank you so much for sharing.