All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Post Brain Injury Headaches, Neurological and Visual Problems

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

Post Brain Injury Headaches: Fred Part Six Post Brain Injury Headaches.  Post Brain injury headache is probably the most common complaint after any head or brain injury, whether mild or severe post brain injury headaches.  Fred does have continuing but improving with his post brain injury headaches. He says regarding his..
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Recovery Post Brain Injury: Ten Months Later

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

Recovery Post Brain Injury: Fred Part Five The only visible evidence of Fred’s injury is the trach scar. He was friendly, bright, thoughtful and appropriate in all of his responses, including showing subtle and appropriate humor. Based upon all prognosis guidelines, he has defied the odds of recovery post brain injury ...
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Coming Home after Severe Brain Injury after Leaving Rehab

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

Coming Home after Severe Brain Injury: Fred Part Four Leaving rehab and coming home after severe brain injury  is always a mixed bag.  There is the joy of reunion, of return to normalcy, of release from an institution and just plain coming home after severe brain injury. Yet that is soon..
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Process of Recovering from Brain Injury

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

Process of Recovering from Brain Injury: Part Three Before we get into Fred’s process of recovering from brain injury, lets talk a little about who Fred was before his brain injury.  Before his accident, Fred was a high school graduate who hadn’t bothered with college, but was working fulltime. He describes..
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Emerging from the Coma Not Movie Style

Posted on March 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Emerging from the Coma: Fred Part Two In the movies, the injured person simply wakes up, coherent, despite amnesia that might cover an entire lifetime. In the real world, a emerging from the coma ends slowly, in stages, with the survivor opening eyes, with little or no cognitive function, followed by..
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Brain Injury Recovery – Miracle Brings Hope

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

Brain Injury Recovery: Fred Part One Like our last story, two brain injuries, one mild, one severe.  But unlike the Elizabeth story and her brain injury recovery, for Fred, the mild injury occurred first, a decade before the second.  On the surface, the two have no connection to each other,..
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Milder TBI Disability: Puzzle of Disability from the Milder TBI

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

Milder TBI Disability Puzzle: Elizabeth Part Ten   We began the Elizabeth story with the quandary as to how she could wind up with so much more disability from a concussion and milder TBI than she had from an earlier brain injury involving coma and brain surgery. There is never a..
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TBI Mood Swings and Social Challenges Unpredictable

Posted on March 28th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Mood Swings: Elizabeth Part Nine While still largely a frontal lobe issue, her TBI mood swings and social issues fit into a bit different category of pathology. Her TBI moods swings are not only severe, but can be totally unpredictable. She explains: I can be sitting here talking and having..
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Frontal Lobe Complaints – Like an Eighth Grader

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

Frontal Lobe Complaints: Elizabeth Part Eight As I have often said on TBI Voices and elsewhere “We learn to become adults in our frontal lobes.” With that being true, if frontal lobes are damaged, much of adult maturity, adult behaviors may be lost or changed. Elizabeth sees these frontal lobe complaints..
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TBI Housewife: Difficulties in Keeping up With the House Work

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

TBI Housewife: Elizabeth Part Seven Her disability does not just eliminate her ability to work outside the home, but it also limits what she can do at home. She describes the housework and her responsibilities as a TBI housewife: Dishes, and a little at a time. I don’t, I don’t get..
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