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I had a comatose TBI in June of 1991. Yep, quite a while ago. But still, invariably, when somebody asks me about brain injury and I mention memory problems, I get this response. "I have memory…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry Mischka Jul 3, 2012.
I'm going to leave this question open-ended without a lot about my experiences, because I'd just yammer on and on and bore all you good folks. I had a comatose TBI in June of 1991. One of the most…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by mary lutz Jul 13, 2012.
Relatively new to this organization but it is exactly where I should be. TBI bisection my head and my life. As you know it doesn't take catastrophe. I was merely out for my daily run. Next I knew, it…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by ned bane jr., PsyD Apr 24, 2012.
ned bane jr., PsyD has not received any gifts yet
You DON'T have do it alone.
I was reading a post big Sheila Riggins, womaho was fretting about "neglecting family while she pursued a master's degree in social work... I, to, have been that path. I had a comatose subdural hemato in 1991.... Several years later, I trepiditiously enrolled in a master's program in counseling psychology. (How, I got through is a long and tedious story that would probably sedate many people if told in full. I lost a lot of cognitive function that I used to get me through undegrad school.I…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment
Friends, loved ones and even most casual of acquaintances do not realize that the hallmark permanent symptom of TBI is not memory deficit. That's a whole 'nuther rant that I can yammer on at such length that I can put the rocks at Stonehenge to sleep.
So, being a merciful fellow, I'l spare you this dreadful experience!
I'll just stick to one short item today -- something I experience from time to tme since my injury that I call Milk of Amnesia.
There are those…Continue
Posted on July 18, 2012 at 9:57am — 2 Comments
I'm happy to report that my litttle one-man TBI survivors project is getting a favorable response here in deep, very rural Southwest Virginia. Among the positive signs are accepted invitations to speak to high school football games (this includes high schools in a four-county area), presentations at health fairs and the like). ... keeep the word traveling ... your friend ned bane //OO\\ old hippie
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:06am
I've about had with folks saying: "Well, shoot, I have memory problems and I don't have an excuse."
Ah, what perceptive genius.
My particular favorite piece of insight to this problem from non-TBI folks is: "You should do what I do, write things down in a little notebook."
"Yea, Swell my friend. I have been struggling with frontal, temporal and parietal lobe lesions for 21 years. Geez, I guess I never thought of this. Why thank yo for that epiphany of…Continue
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:01am — 1 Comment