Do you live in the Seattle area and have an hour to spare in the next few days? I am taking a Human Computer Interaction course through Coursera.com. I need to observe and talk with 3 different…Continue
This is an FYI. This study is currently recruiting TBI survivors to be part of a focus group on September 14th. You will be paid $100 for 2 hours of your time. I am taking part in it myself. And…Continue
"Ditto Vicky's suggestion. The Brain that Changes Itself is a must read. Also, one of the people on this network has written a book about his fight for his son's recovery. Here is a link to an article I just read about…"
"Ditto what Jaryd said. You are not alone in feeling/thinking this way by any means!! It happens for many, if not most of us.
In fact I was just thinking about this for myself this morning because I am really having to work with my…"
Do you live in the Seattle area and have an hour to spare in the next few days? I am taking a Human Computer Interaction course through Coursera.com. I need to observe and talk with 3 different people - just for an hour. I would like to meet with other fairly high functioning TBI survivors. (I am a TBI survivor/thrivor myself.) Ultimately for the class I will be designing a web and iphone application, but for this step I just need to observe what techniques you are currently using to help…See More
This is an FYI. This study is currently recruiting TBI survivors to be part of a focus group on September 14th. You will be paid $100 for 2 hours of your time. I am taking part in it myself. And I am passing the message on to all of you in case anyone else is interested. They need a lot of participants.To apply to be part of the study / focus groups go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/12-091_healthissues.Here are the…See More
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.…See More
"Yes! Yes! Yes! That is a symptom of TBI. There is a long discussion somewhere on this site where we were all talking about anxiety and TBI.
The suggestions I can give you that have turned it around for me are:
Finding a good rehab…"
"I DON'T REALLY KNOW MUCH "REAL-TIME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIFICS ABOUT THE CHEMICAL CHANGES REGARDING DEPRESSION-BUT IN TERMS OF COUNSELING...I PERSONALLY THINK IT DOES....AND A COMBINATION OF COUNSELING AND MEDICATION IS PRETTY-MUCH…"
I like your blog. This stuff about bad brain days is interesting. I'm a 'carer' for my partner. When he was still pretty much in ambulant post-traumatic amnesia, my car blew a tyre and he got out in the dark…"
I like your blog. This stuff about bad brain days is interesting. I'm a 'carer' for my partner. When he was still pretty much in ambulant post-traumatic amnesia, my car blew a tyre and he got out in the dark and fixed it with little help from me. Some time later, when he was much more alert, and in day time, another tyre blew. Again he fixed it with no problems. Last night, however, a tyre blew and he got the spare tyre out and put it on ... backwards, with the bolts in backwards as well. The car made an awful screeching but his injury slows his responses and he kept on driving and parked it carefully. This morning we went back to the car and found that the valve had been ripped out of the tyre but that nothing else was damaged. We were able to repair the first tyre (which a screw had penetrated) and to replace the valve. I don't have a brain injury but I still get days like the day you describe, however I must say that I am in awe of the one my partner appears to have had last night. It may be that he has been thinking very hard and working very hard to regain his linux computer skills and simply overdid it. He was quite upset at my curiosity and desire to pinpoint what could have happened. He said that he felt that anyone could have put a tyre on backwards. I admit that I probably could myself, but I know of no-one else and our car mechanic who has been in the business about 40 years says that he has never ever come across this kind of treatment of a tyre before. When I told my partner that he kind of accepted it. He had thought that I was chastising him, but I wasn't, but I could understand that it was pretty hard for him to accept. Maybe he felt the way I have felt on the odd occasion that I have made medication mistakes as a nurse; they are really hard to explain to oneself.
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A blank stare, beginning and ending abruptly, usually lasting a few seconds. Person is unaware. May be accompanied by rapid blinking or chewing movement.
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