All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Cognitive Complaints after Second Brain Injury

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

Cognitive Complaints: Elizabeth Part Six Regardless of which of her two injuries has left her disabled, there is not doubt that she has been left with a long list of cognitive complaints. She explains: With the way my injury ended, well I shouldn’t say ended, they never end, with the second..
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Unstable Balance Creates Serious Risk after Second Brain Injury

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

Unstable Balance: Elizabeth Part Five Unstable balance is one of the biggest issues that put Elizabeth at risk for another fall that could cause additional brain injury.  Her chances of another blow to the head was substantial. Elizabeth is a poster child as to how dangerous a second blow to the..
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Back to Work after TBI: Workers Compensation System

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

Back to Work after TBI: Elizabeth Part Four As often happens, the employer sent Elizabeth back to work after TBI on a different job, even though she wasn’t ready to return to her previous job. There are significant incentives in the workers comp system to do this, get the employee back..
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Severe TBI Treatment and Rehabilitation

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

Severe TBI Treatment: Elizabeth Part Three Before her severe TBI treatment,at  the time of her March of 2002 injury, Elizabeth was a happy, industrious woman, working and playing hard. She was 36. I could play volleyball. I used to be able to drive up north with my husband and my families..
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Second Brain Injury in Contrast to the First TBI

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

Second Brain Injury: Elizabeth Part Two In contrast to the severity of her first injury, her second brain injury was seemingly mild. The second brain injury occurs just a week past the third anniversary date of her severe TBI, on March 10, 2005. Elizabeth explains: I went to work, I was..
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Second TBI Leaves a Lifetime of Disability

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

Second TBI : Elizabeth Story Begins One of the major puzzles about brain injury is the miracle recovery after life threatening, profound brain injuries, contrasted against the tragic outcomes that occur after seemingly insignificant concussions or second TBIs. I wrote about such issue more than a decade ago at For..
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Community Reintegration: Important to Become Part of the Community

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

Community Reintegration: Doug Part Eight One of the most important factors to recovery for a TBI survivors the community reintegration.  Our philosophy is to ensure the best outcome after a TBI, the post morbid plan has to simulate the growth in behavior and maturity that we experience as children and young..
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Vocational Reintegration after Severe Brain Injury

Posted on March 17th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Vocational Reintegration: Doug Part Seven Key to good long-term outcomes after TBI, is continued cognitive challenges to rewire damaged circuitry within the brain and create a renewed self actualization. We believe that the two critical keys to achieve those goals is through vocational reintegration and community reintegration. Doug is someone we..
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Seizure Medications and Headaches After TBI

Posted on March 16th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Seizure Medications: Doug Part Six One long-term concern for Doug is seizure and headaches. He takes the Depakote for his  seizure medication. He talks about the Depakote seizure medication: Well just before I was going to leave Clearview, I had what they classified was a seizure. When I moved here to..
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Post Coma: Day-to-Day Life After Post Coma

Posted on March 15th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Post Coma: Doug Part Five What does a normal day consist of for Doug post coma? Doug talks about his daily routine post coma and  his traumatic brain injury. Let’s see, my alarm usually goes off at 7:30 because that’s when I got to take my pills. They have me taking Depakote..
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