My life has taken so many changes over the past two years since my fall that just learning how to live with them has become an everyday challenge. I so wish for the person I was before I fell, yet I have become or am becoming a different, better person since. I no longer have the luxury of "taking things for granted", or just "living in the moment".
Granted, these are lessons I should have learned many years ago but as most Americans, I too fell into the immediate gratification trap.… Continue
Added by Tom on October 31, 2010 at 6:48pm —
I started looking around the site and it told me I had to be a member ( which I am) to read this 1 blog and then it said that I'm not a member yet. I have to be approved. I was approved yesterday and so I quit ,thinking I was quiting this this last member id and password. Now I think I'm out. what is going on. I also can't get a photo to go up for my profile.
Added by lee m. staniland on October 31, 2010 at 4:11pm —
I have been wondering what exactly is my next step. I have been brain injuryed for 32 years and a cofounder of a brain injury support group from about 20 some years. I have been on the board since the beginning. Thru the years we have grown I guess you would say. Not only in size but it is run a whole different way and I changed with it and worked with the way things where going but now I'm not sure that I want to keep doing it. It dawned on me while I was writing this that I… Continue
Added by lee m. staniland on October 29, 2010 at 8:05am —
Added by Barbara Stahura on October 28, 2010 at 8:45am —
Good morning community,
Hope all is well. I would like to take this opportunity to let you all know about the book I just published, Beyond the Horizon: Redefining Personal Potential After Brain Injury
. The description on Amazon will tell you more, but in brief, it is a short handbook, including do-it-yourself "exercises," for reclaiming control of your life and building an identity and lifestyle around personal passions and strengths.… Continue
Added by Benjamin Luskin on October 27, 2010 at 9:32am —
that's the correct usage of the word(s), right?
NO!!, it's LEFT, duh!!
haha, just because I now and forever have a severe traumatic brain injury, I am still gaining understanding/insight that, not only are some people MUCH worse off than I but also like limbs or eyeballs could've been severed/lost that are not! Hallelujah!!
I was able to keep much of sense of humor, I think.
BUT, I'm looking… Continue
Added by Mike Rosner on October 23, 2010 at 1:05pm —
Does anyone else get skipping thoughts? What I mean is sometimes, usually when stressed, my brain will "catch" on a thought. It will then repeat the thought until it's finished. example, I am making coffee in the morning. I notice I need coffee beans. So I get dressed to go out and get some coffee from the store. I need my wallet, I don't know where my wallet is. I don't know where my wallet is, I don't know where my wallet is, I don't know where my wallet is.
My brain stops… Continue
Added by David McGuire on October 23, 2010 at 10:52am —
Well it was 6 months post wreck Oct. 13 and I was about to due my disability application and stopped. Although I've known that my doctors have said it could take up to a year to get a handle on yourself and that the doctors have said time and time again while I was hospitalized that we as TBI survivors will think we are better than we actually are. I have decided to go forward and do great things. I had a visit with my head dr. (that is what i refer to him as) and he tested me again and… Continue
Added by James Sanders on October 19, 2010 at 8:19am —
Do you ever find yourself wondering if your brain will ever, EVER get it together?? It's like being stuck on the Tilt-a-Whirl at the carnival. Just when I think I've got something figured out, or have learned to cope with yet another "interesting challenge" that carny cranks the ride up again and off we go, into the wild TBI yonder... The view is unusual, to say the least, and the experiences can be startling.
Even after 30+ years, I still struggle with things that others (non-TBI) find… Continue
Added by Kat Z on October 18, 2010 at 7:55pm —
I'm Ryan Peterson. In an effort to show repect: I'll be using the phrase Mother Trucker in place of the "F" word.
I use to walk alone all by myself with no walker. I use to live in Walla Walla and use to drive and I worked in construction. But now because of the trucking wrong choice to drive after I was drunk and then drive to yet another bar and get really plastered... well, all that's… Continue
Added by ryan peterson on October 17, 2010 at 8:02pm —
Just found this website,
Totaled my Harley in 2009 and suffered serious head injuries that left me 8 days in a coma and given my last rites -my husband refuse to give up on me. Also had a birthday during my coma. Still trying to recover but head is in a bubble and have numerous headaches. Must be my age because I am finding most people very young and not experiencing my symptoms.
Damaged my right side nerves but my brain seems to be rewiring and my arm, hand is coming back. My… Continue
Added by Peg DeJohn on October 17, 2010 at 7:15am —
Has any one experienced brain fog or "living in a bubble" How long does it last and when does it past? Continue
Added by Peg DeJohn on October 17, 2010 at 7:05am —
My Brother Dann Shubin lives in Spokane and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury about 3 years ago. He is an active cyclist and hiker. He just got 2 stand up paddle boards this summer. Please contact me if anyone would like to go paddling with him sometime. I live a bit of a ways away in California so I am trying to find people he can paddle with up there. He has the boards and equipment but cannot drive. If you can drive or can set up a ride he would love to take you out on the water... His wife… Continue
Added by christian shubin on October 11, 2010 at 10:18am —
Added by Darcey Wyler on October 9, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Hi my name is Noelle. I just found this site and I am very glad that I did. I didn't know there is so many of you out there that understand what it is like to have a TBI and the side effects it causes.
In June of 1996 I attained a TBI in a near fatal bike accident. For me this accident/injury has changed my life. Before the accident I was in college, worked full time and was a very independent person
After the accident I had to… Continue
Added by Noelle on October 9, 2010 at 9:47pm —
Hello all. I am posting this message as I want everyone who understands what a traumatic brain injury means, to know that life doesn’t end. It just starts all over again. Today is the 7th year anniversary of my injury. Since Continue
every brain injury is as distinct as the person who experienced it, we have to fight
our own hurdles. I know I had too. There were ugly days and good days; days I
can’t remember and days I don’t want to remember; hurdles that I couldn’t…
Added by Richard J on October 8, 2010 at 9:53am —
Ok I just watched it and it was awesome. I never knew that TBI could make you unmotivated, I've always thought that I was just lazy. Since I was young when the first Event happened I don't remember a whole lot before it, the brain injury screwed with my memory too. So hopefully I can forget the embarrassing stuff and hopefully retain the good things, like my poetry. It helps that I have some of it written down. Unfortunately since the last Event in my life, which wasn't totally related to… Continue
Added by Katie Padilla on October 6, 2010 at 7:09pm —
“It is necessary to shed the fears that block us from recognizing the beauty in our lives, and to come to a place of healing and self-acceptance.” – Carolyn Myss,… Continue
Added by Barbara Stahura on October 6, 2010 at 9:57am —
Hello my name is James and I received my TBI during a motorcycle wreck this past April. I have no memory of the accident or two months after. A friend told me later that he asked while I was in the hospitol if I remebered what happened and I told him no. The following day while talking with my sister I looked at my friend and told him a bag (Walmart type) got on my helmet in a curve. Apparently I had all kinds of conversations while in the hospital and I have no memory of them. I still have… Continue
Added by James Sanders on October 5, 2010 at 11:00pm —
hey my name is ethan i got my tbi in 2009 i was 17 years of age im now 19 and its affected alot in my life i first lost the love of my life right when i got out the hospital i have had 3 jobs since then and lost all them to i just cant understand what to do bout this im bout to go get help at timber ridge and i think i really need it i need help with this it was a very trajjic time in my life but it has tought me alot i hope i have a fantastic life and everybody that has gotten a tbi hopefully… Continue
Added by Ethan C Ginn on October 4, 2010 at 7:11pm —