All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Wakeup from Coma: The Waiting Game for Family/Friends

Posted on May 8th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Wakeup from Coma: Ian Part Two Ian’s friend is one of those people whose loyalty was not tested but proven by adversity. He has been by Ian’s side since the wreck. He was there waiting for Ian to wakeup from coma.  He explains: I went there straightaway. The first three nights..
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Results Were Severe Brain Injury: A Missed Turn

Posted on May 7th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Results Were Severe Brain Injury: Ian Part One Our next interview is with Ian and he talks about the accident which the results were severe brain injury that he was involved in.  This is how our interview came about: TBI Voices is a project that begins with our presenting Lethan Candlish’s..
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Brain Injured Self: Being at Peace with Herself

Posted on May 6th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injured Self: Helena Concludes in Part Twelve The emotional loss after any brain injury can be the most devastating. With extraordinary people such as Helena and her brain injured self, that loss can be even more potentially catastrophic because so much of their self esteem has been tied to the..
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Music After TBI Was Her Best Choice with Her Limitations

Posted on May 5th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Music After TBI: Helena Part Eleven Helena found a task for which she was far more suited when she decided to create a CD which was a compilation of her music after TBI. She explains: I decided that I wanted to make a CD of my singing, and I called it..
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Work for Brain Injury Survivor Too Fast Paced

Posted on May 4th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Work for Brain Injury Survivor: Helena Part Ten This sense of what is best for her, what pace she can handle didn’t come automatically. She became keenly aware of how overwhelming the pace of information could be when she attempted to learn a new profession to go back to work for..
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Post Brain Injury:Living a Slower Life than Before

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Post Brain Injury: Helena Part Nine Church, God, Music. Those are critically important to Helena, but she is also a woman of this world, who must survive day to day post brain injury. She describes her current circumstances post brain injury: I live independently but I live in an apartment house..
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Silent Song of Brain Injury as a Survivor Explains It

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Silent Song of Brain Injury: Helena Part Eight As Helena tells it, her life, despite a life that was dominated by melody, the background noise was drowning out the harmony. In simplifying her life to accommodate to her brain injury, she believes she has found renewed faith and a quieter soul..
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Despite TBI: The Music Never Died After Brain Injury

Posted on May 1st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Despite TBI: Helena Part Seven There is a Don McLean song American Pie, with the line, the “Day the Music Died” in reference to the airplane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. December 17, 2007 was not such a day. For Helena the..
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Treating Cognitive Deficits and Identifying Them

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

Treating Cognitive Deficits: Helena Part Six Identifying and Treating Cognitive Deficits The first major step towards recovery for Helena was the neuropsychologist for identifying and treating cognitive deficits. She explains: That was a very, very good experience. He spent time with me beforehand. I went through this four or five hours..
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TBI Treatment: The Struggle to Find the Right Treatment

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

TBI Treatment: Helena Part Five Support – family, friends, church – is a critical element to recovery. Yet, love and care is not enough. Recovery requires professional TBI treatment, or the equivalent, to enable a brain to reacquire the knowledge, the neural connections. As can be expected, getting TBI treatment was..
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