All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Discharged After TBI into Uncertainty: What Comes Next

Posted on April 27th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Discharged After TBI: Helena Part Four One of the flaws in a system that pushes injured brain injury people out of the inpatient environment before recovery is well advanced, is that not everyone has a suitable place to go once they are discharged after TBI. As explained in the prior part,..
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TBI Therapy and Rehabilitation or the Lack Thereof

Posted on April 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Therapy: Helena Part Three In part three we talk about the TBI therapy that Helena received in the hospital and as can be expected the lack of TBI therapy she received because of her insurance. There is always sadness secondary to any serious injury or surgery, more so for someone..
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Before Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Knowing the Survivor Before

Posted on April 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Before Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Helena Part Two In one of the great compliments that can be paid to anyone, Helena has lived an interesting life, the brain injury perhaps adding another diverse chapter to it. She was a twice divorced woman before severe traumatic brain injury, with little family who..
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Music After Severe Brain Injury: Musical Abilities Return

Posted on April 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Music After Severe Brain Injury: Helena Part One Helena Realizes She Still Had the Music After Severe Brain Injury, in Her We have discussed in other stories the question of who survives. The story of Helena comes out strong on the side of the debate that the fundamental core person survives...
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Brain Injury Advocate for TBI Survivors

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

Brain Injury Advocate: Gina Concludes in Part Fourteen Gina is in a unique position to discuss the issue of brain injury advocates, particularly self-advocacy. She not only is a TBI survivor who has a background in insurance, she is a survivor who went back to work in insurance, despite her brain..
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Frontal Lobe Dysfunction from a Husband’s Perspective

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Frontal Lobe Dysfunction: Gina Part Thirteen When evaluating frontal lobe dysfunction it is best to interview what is called a collateral source (friends/family members). Frontal lobe problems are not sensitive to neuropsychological testing, as such tests measure only narrow facets of brain function. Further, as these measures are given in a..
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Brain Injured Survivors Don’t Tell Them How to Feel

Posted on April 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injured Survivors Don’t Tell Them How to Feel:  Gina Part Twelve For Gina, like other brain injured survivors we have interviewed (See Elizabeth story) conversation, empathy is much easier with fellow brain injured survivors than with others. “I’ve gotten more empathy but it’s got to be people with brain injuries.” Another real..
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Post TBI Cognitive Functioning: Frontal Lobe Issues

Posted on April 20th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Post TBI Cognitive Functioning: Gina Part Eleven Gina has fewer classic frontal lobe problems and post TBI cognitive functioning than most TBI patients, although there are more issues when listening to her husband, than on her self report. A number of major post TBI cognitive functioning problems for most severe brain injury survivors,..
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Brain Injury Mood and Emotional Problems

Posted on April 19th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Mood and Emotional Problems: Gina Part Ten While Gina’s doctors weren’t interested in hearing about brain injury mood emotional problems, we are. I asked her to elaborate on her brain injury mood problems: I think the biggest problem I have is I’m flat. I guess I don’t have, I..
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TBI Headache and Physical Problems from Brain Injury

Posted on April 18th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Headache: Gina Part Nine Like most people with brain injury, she also has some physical manifestations of the injury she suffered along with her TBI headaches. Gina discusses those issues: The hearing and this is a big thing with the hearing aid, and that wasn’t diagnosed for quite a while...
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