"Ty, the first thing I say to myself every morning I wake up is that today's a new day and not worry about yesterday. Megan should look at her life now as more of a gift and to enjoy it. I mean she could do something as simple as…"
"That's the kind of attitude you have to keep Michael. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do that because with work and persistence you can get through everything. I was supposed to be bed ridden myself after my…"
"I suffered my tbi 14 years ago and through my journy I've gone through physical rahab, relearning the basics of life, chiropratic adjustments, lasers used on my head, but I would have to say my biggest source of support would be my…"
"Tony, I unfortunately didn't have the problem of my life changing because I don't remember what my life was like before my accident. What has helped me though is each day I wake up in the morning and I look at it as a new beginning…"
"What got me motivated was people always telling me. "if you want to remember that, write it down." After about 2 to 3 years of hearing that and realizing that I was having difficulty remembering what happened, I would write it…"
"Michael, Tell me some particulars about the Eyelights....I've done some research on the brain and how the lights affect dopamine and stuff....How long did you wear before you felt better? what color are the lights? Did you have…"
"Becca, I would've asked him to define normality to me because what is normal for one person is totally strange to another, if you know what I mean. In today's world, normality has a wide range of possibilities."
"I would have to say my spirituality journey started after my accident. I was given prayers from around the world due to family and friends contacts. I benefited so much from those prayers and blessings that I can't even begin to say…"
Hello I was a Chaplain a hospital who worked with TBI patients. Now I'm a Chaplain with a hospice in the Chicago area. I'm interested in hearing stories about how your spirituality has helped you with your TBI. Anyone who has any form of spirituality is welcome. Thanks. PhilSee More
"Have mercy on me please,I have fallen to my knees,Going blind losing my sight,Can’t go on with this fight…
Please let me free,Free from this society,Please let me free,Free from this reality…
Brighter days yet to come,Feelings…"
I am a brain injury Survivor, Family/Caregiver or professional
What do you find most difficult living with a brain injury
I was in a severe automobile accident 14 years ago, sustained a traumatic brain injury, and because I'm involved in a survivors support group, they told me about this site.
are you on another social network such as facebook, so we can varify your a real person trying to apply
I would like to share my methods of how I overcame some of my difficulties and possibly learn new ones. I would also like to get to know others with my type of injury so that I might be able to socialize with them, letting them know they're not alone and for encouragement.
Michael, Tell me some particulars about the Eyelights....I've done some research on the brain and how the lights affect dopamine and stuff....How long did you wear before you felt better? what color are the lights? Did you have balance issues...and not "Vertigo"...cause I've had alot of rehab in physical therapy for vertigo type of symptoms...bu that "is not" my problem...I feel as though I'm floating when I walk immediately when I get up in the morning. I've had blood pressure tests when I raise from a laying position and it checks okay....I've had this balance issue for a long time now..since approx Jan 2009 or something like that....Anyway-thanks for the info about the lights ...I'm gonna "try" this out also....
"Jerry, hang in there. My Dr. Told me if I got a job, it should be repetitious , but at my age I retired to take care of the home place. If I make a mistake or forget, the animals don't correct me or notice,but of course, my family does. I wish…"
"Marie, thanks to Richard, he got my attention to your page.... My you have had quite a career, and I am sure the courage center group values you help ... What a story you have, and skills,,, ! tbi is not …"
It's been a couple months since we had a Caregiver Dinner in Seattle and I miss you all! Let's have dinner together at Panera Bread at Northgate Mall next Tuesday, March 11th.
A wonderful young woman named Natasha who is also a caregiver for her father with TBI will join us. She is starting a project to provide more support and respite resources specially for caregivers of people living with brain injury.
Come share a meal, our stories, and ideas for Natasha's…