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Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?
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I'm seeing this in the news more and more, and then today I spoke with a survivor from California and she has had 20 treatments. She noticed a dramatic improvement after 3 sessions. Now I'm…Continue

Tags: treatment, chamber, hyperbaric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Smith Jan 17, 2012.

Pep talk!
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Okay people, let's get out there and *crush* it today! I was gonna add, "because it's crush or be crushed!" but I realized that's not really true. If you end up *not* crushing it, just to have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcus Oct 4, 2011.

TBI and Suicide
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Well, that's a wrap. I was a guest on a radio show based in Spokane, WA Monday night .   Because the specter of suicide encroaches on the sanity of many in the brain injured community, I thought you…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by gettingafoothold.blogspot.com Sep 24, 2011.

2011 Neuro Film Festival
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Greetings fellow TBI survivors,The 6-minute video my son Chris made is online and available for voting: "You Look Great!" -- Inside a TBI…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John C Byler Sep 4, 2011.

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[1 of 6] "You Look Great!" : Inside a TBI

"I am so grateful to you for sharing your experiences, John, and for all of the information in this video - I took notes on things that were powerful to me so that I could remember and sharethem!  I just past the 3rd…"
Apr 27, 2013
Kim left a comment for John C Byler
"Hi John, I’m not sure if you remember me.  We emailed a few times.  My name is Kim I don't want to give last names on here but I just wanted you to know your videos have been great. I'm still having to deal with allot of…"
May 9, 2012
Nick Smith replied to John C Byler's discussion Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?
"Looks promising, but unfortunately I don't have anywhere near the amount they cost for even one session. I unfortunately suffered my TBI before I got a start on my life...and my family doesn't have that kind of money. Really wish I could…"
Jan 17, 2012
Scott P. Cole replied to John C Byler's discussion Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?
"Good show, Mark --  pleased to hear you had such success!  I am a traumatic brain injury 'survivor,' and was considering the purchase of a home chamber a while ago; and your information is very encouraging when considering…"
Jan 15, 2012
Mark replied to John C Byler's discussion Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?
"I did about 100 treatments, it was a miricle for me, i was stuck for many years in a wheel chair and was able to get our of the chair and walk a little in just a couple of months, after 6 months i was walking again and still improving to this day, I…"
Jan 14, 2012
Scott P. Cole replied to John C Byler's discussion Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?
"Hey John -- Have not tried it (yet), but have intereacted with Diane Pechenick whose online Facebook group is "HBOT for Health."  She is very open to being contacted, and the questioning presented on the page is…"
Jan 13, 2012
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Has anyone tried Hyperbaric Chamber treatments?

I'm seeing this in the news more and more, and then today I spoke with a survivor from California and she has had 20 treatments. She noticed a dramatic improvement after 3 sessions. Now I'm interested! She said it helped her speech and overall made her feel better.Have any of you tried this?Thanks.See More
Jan 2, 2012
John C Byler replied to Angela Betancourt's discussion Embarrassed about my TBI
"Hi Scott! Awesome to hear from you! Cool that you got my book for Christmas. Just in time for me to release version 2.0. Isn't that always the case? If you give me your email I will send you the updated pdf bcz I expanded the chapter on…"
Jan 2, 2012
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John C Byler replied to Angela Betancourt's discussion Embarrassed about my TBI
"You guys are awesome . . I think at 54 I can say that, right? But I'm just thrilled how helpful you are to each other, and offering each other such encouragement. I need to come to this site more often.  Here's what I posted on…"
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Happy new year, you guys. Like Helen Keller said, alone we are only one person, but we can still rock the world. Making this proposition even more unlikely, each of us in this group have damaged brains and broken lives. But we are human beings, the…
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"well   done  John,   I  am   speechless  ,    I  will   watch the  others...   You  would  be  a  great  friend,   but …"
Dec 9, 2011
John C Byler replied to Angela Betancourt's discussion Embarrassed about my TBI
"I totally agree. I finished my book this summer and the past few months I've been revising and clarifying a bunch of stuff. I've expanded the chapter on depression and now I address the important issue of suicide among the brain injured.…"
Dec 9, 2011
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[1 of 6] "You Look Great!" : Inside a TBI

"These are great videos! I discovered them several years ago, when I was first realizing the extent of my own TBIs. The whole series was a hugely important part of getting my head around what was going on with me, and coming to terms with it…"
Oct 29, 2011
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[6 of 6] "You Look Great!" : Inside a TBI

"This grande finale was my favorite part of the series, and so worth the wait.  "We may be broken but we're not defeated.  Maybe we're in captivity, but the Lord made us to be free, maybe we don't know what God has in…"
Oct 12, 2011
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[4 of 6] "You Look Great!" : Inside a TBI

"My favorite quote here is, "we need survival tactics with this injury because we are stuck in our heads, as surely and as claustrophobically as when we were in the MRI", I appreciate the clip board metaphor, and know all to well the…"
Oct 12, 2011

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At 12:13am on February 14, 2013, Bonnie Dick said…

Your book is fantastic.  Thank you for probably the first real piece of mind I have found finally knowing another having a tbi and accomplishing what you have...I appreciate you although I am so not to the point to be thankful for this tbi I am thankful for another shot at life knowing God is so not through with me yet!!  BJ

At 10:48am on May 9, 2012, Kim said…

Hi John, I’m not sure if you remember me.  We emailed a few times.  My name is Kim I don't want to give last names on here but I just wanted you to know your videos have been great. I'm still having to deal with allot of stuff,, I hate being in a work comp situation.  It's been a nightmare.  I haven’t been tested by a neuropsychologist yet but have been told I have a brain injury.   I really don’t understand why they don’t just get things going so I can heal.  I feel like I’m in limbo on top of all the issues I’m dealing with.

 My doctor is going to prescribe the hyperbaric chamber.  Have you done this yet? I’ve been going to brain mapping therapy for the last 5 months. It helps me a little bit but not what I was hoping.  I just feel like I’m going nuts.  Has anyone dealt with a work comp on this kind of injury?  I wish I didn’t fall at work.. It would have been better for me to heal if it were somewhere else.  Anyone got any advice?

At 4:04pm on April 27, 2011, Adam James Vorwald said…
Great video John, it helps put things in perspective!!
At 6:23pm on February 21, 2011, RICHARD MOSELEY said…

John,

Thanks for the response!  Please keep me posted on your book.  How are you doing since the "You Look Great!" video?  Seen much improvement?

 

 I have sent the links to your youtube postings to my closest friends and have gotten wonderful responses.  You were able to put into words so much of what I have felt these last three years.   Is there someplace I can download the entire video as single element?  I'd really like to have it with me on my phone.

Thanks,

Rick Moseley

 
 
 

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