All posts in 'TBI Voices'

Transition to the Real World: Rehab Plays a Big Part

Posted on March 14th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Transition to the Real World: Doug Part Four Like our other participant Chris, Doug also found that Clearview in Juneau played a big part in his transition to the real world. At Clearview, I was there for 13 months and I got a, pretty much got therapy there, therapy 6 days..
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Bacolofen Pump for Spasticity Caused by TBI

Posted on March 13th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Bacolofen Pump for Spasticity: Doug Part Three Before we get into talking about the Bacolofen Pump for spasticity we will talk about what spasticity is and what causes it. The biggest limitation that Doug has with his left arm, his whole left side is spasticity. Spasticity means the inability of a..
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Severe Brain Injury Coma: Brakes Fail After Warning

Posted on March 12th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Coma: Doug Part One Sometimes, you get a warning that disaster looms. Doug did, his brakes were trying to tell him not to drive. His friend told him not to drive with those brakes. He did it anyway. The result, a severe brain injury coma that has..
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Brain Injury Physical Limitations Along with Cognitive

Posted on March 11th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Physical Limitations: Doug Part Two What appear to be the most lasting impact of Doug’s injuries are his brain injury physical limitations. He walks very slowly, with a cane and has to pull his left side along with him when he walks. My left side of the body was..
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Brain Injury Balance Issues Continue Looking Forward

Posted on March 10th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Balance Issues: Chris Part Nine Chris continues to have ongoing brain injury balance issues and serious difficulty with her left hand. It has been more than a decade since her injury and in today’s climate of cutting costs, her arm – her brain injury balance issues , couldn’t..
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Brain Injury Deficits: Many Persisting Deficits

Posted on March 9th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Brain Injury Deficits: Part Eight Many of Chris’s ongoing brain injury deficits are the classical cognitive issues one would expect to find after a TBI – memory, language, speed of information processing. Others are classic frontal lobe problems, such as the executive functioning problems all brain injury deficits, that made..
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Time Management with TBI Effects Return to Work

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

Time Management with TBI: Chris Part Seven Quite remarkably, Chris went back to a part time job she had at the time of the accident, even before she finished high school. She did work there for four years after her accident, but aspects of her disability, time management with TBI,..
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School After TBI: School Assisted with Progress

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

School After TBI: Chris Part Six The return home wasn’t the end of the process of rehabilitation from the coma, just another step. Chris’s Mom also talks about her return to school after TBI : Nothing really changed as far as her coming home and her routine. She got up..
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Return Home after TBI: The Memories of a TBI Survivor

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

Return Home after TBI: Chris Part Five Chris’s face brightens when she talks of her return home after TBI, even if some of her memories are flawed and it was also a hard time for her. I know it was in the summertime because my mom had all my friends..
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End Stages of Coma: Clearview Key Stage for Recovery

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

End Stages of Coma: Chris Part Four Chris was at the end stages of coma when it was “decided” that she needed to be transferred again. (For a classification of the end stages of coma “stages of coma” see the Rancho Los Amigos coma scale at Chris’s Mom: She..
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