July 2009 Blog Posts (11)

filling in your memory gaps with incorrect memories

hi everyone, so I went to the dr today and she said that I am filling in the gaps in my memory with old memories or things Im hearing, she called it something which I dont remember.. has anyone else heard of this? here's an example I swear I bought this steak seasoning and my husband said he bought it at a totally different location but I tell u I even remember ringing it up at check out but then he showed me where he bought it and its not the store I remember getting it from, so we went to the… Continue

Added by NJ Girl on July 30, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

sleeping problems

so I havent been sleeping through the night for months and I was wondering if anyone one else is having trouble staying asleep? Right after my accident I slept days away even the first 2 months away but I guess the last 4 or 5 months I only get about 2 straight hours sleep and then very little after that.. I do have alot of panic attacks in the night that I never used to have but the dr's say that I have pituitary trauma from the blow to my face which I have to self inject hormones everyday,… Continue

Added by NJ Girl on July 29, 2009 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

Traumatic Brain Injury — Relationships, Conflict and Peace Part 2

Posted by secondchancetolive on July 27, 2009



Please read Part 1 for context. Thank you.



With my awareness I began to realize what I was doing to myself. Through my recovery process I began to realize that I was not responsible for matters that were out of my control. I began to realize that I needed to change the patterns in my behavior that… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on July 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What happened to all my friends

SO its alomost 8 months since my devastation which I call my accident, and what I dont understand is what happened to all the friends I once had.. I know Im different which I'm so tired of hearing from everyone.. I thought friends where suppost to stick by you, my Dr's tell me that its hard on everyone to get used to the KNEW Me.. I'm just amazed and hurt by the way people have stop calling me or how they dont understand that I can't go hang out that I get tired fast or that sounds drive me… Continue

Added by NJ Girl on July 27, 2009 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 1

Posted by secondchancetolive on July 16, 2009



Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I am honored by your presence. Earlier this evening I felt led to share the parable of the cracked pot with a group of my friends. The message of the cracked pot appeared to have a profound impact on several of my friends.



I am not sure who is the author of the parable of the cracked pot, however to the author I… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on July 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 2

Posted by secondchancetolive on July 17, 2009



Please read Part 1 and Part 3 for context. Thank you.



“I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your masters house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts.” The pot said.



The Water Bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on July 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 3

Posted by secondchancetolive on July 17, 2009



Please read Part 1 and Part 2 for context. Thank you.



Today’s… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on July 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Differentiating between mind and body.

Now that I am not a young kid anymore, other things that effect the mind is starting to take place. For example the change of life. Menopause and the hormonal changes. How to tell the difference if you are dealing with the changes and emotions of menopause, or if you are dealing with the emotions of TBI. How do you explain the difference to your friends and loved ones, how do you help them to deal with it? Most of the times when you cannot explain it leads to solitude. I hate solitude, and as… Continue

Added by Beth Bromley on July 18, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Knowing Bethany

Growing up with TBI, my parents thought that I would not be able to do anything. So they held me back somewhat, instead of encouraging me. I was never a popular kid, being tortured on a daily basis by my peers, coming home crying, with bubble gum stuck in my hair, and dealing with this disability and being a hormonal teenager was very difficult. I never thought I was going to amount to anything at all. To this day, I struggle with the feelings that my mother and father should've just put me in… Continue

Added by Beth Bromley on July 14, 2009 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

A brilliant Idea I had.....

Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be offensive in anyway at all...



Remembering back to being a part of head injury groups and the purpose of those, which were so as to put these people in contact with each other so they could have other people understand what they where going through, it was a socialization group, with resources provided such as counseling. The head leader of these groups were head injury specialist counselors. I remember vaguely my first encounter… Continue

Added by Beth Bromley on July 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Relationships, Conflict and Peace Part 1

Relationships, Conflict and Peace Part 1



Posted by secondchancetolive on July 13, 2009



Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I am honored by your presence. Yesterday evening, while meeting with a group of friends the discussion of relationships,conflict and peace was introduced.… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on July 13, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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