I have been jumping through hoops, over hurdles and climbing over walls for over a month as I try to get both my LTD and Disability Retirement approved. Just accepting and coming to the conclusion that taking these steps were what was best for me has been tough enough. I'm quite sure each additional step is not helping me. Continue
I am tough though and I will persevere. Not just through…
Added by Tom on November 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
all found guily. just waiting sentancing. sadly there sentance will not be as long as mine!! hey ho
Added by Lainey Lance on November 29, 2010 at 8:33am —
Here I am...sitting next to a toasty fire...alone. Here I am...sitting next to a toasty fire alone in my dream home....
here i am sitting next to a toasty fire in my dream home...that is currently on the market, because i can no longer take care of it like i could before my injuries...
here i am alone....
here i am alone knowing how difficult it is for me to make decisions contemplating where i will go next...
here i am sitting next to my toasty fire, in my dream… Continue
Added by gary on November 28, 2010 at 9:40pm —
Posted by secondchancetolive on November 29, 2010
“I am only… Continue
Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on November 28, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Today I received the last piece of a puzzle that will allow me to submit a Disability Retirement request from my employer. It is a letter from my Neurologist that will also allow me to submit a request for Long Term Disability. I am relieved yet scared. Reading the letter brought me to tears.…
Added by Tom on November 24, 2010 at 8:07pm —
After almost 2 years of hell; not understanding what was happening with me, my friends and family not understanding what I am going through and totally unable to describe to Dr.s, Specialists, hospitals, etc. I have finally found (on my own) what is wrong with me. God knows, I told or they already knew what happened to me; however, I was still diagnosed with everything but what I actually have. Took every pill you could imagine for depression, seizures (never had one… Continue
Added by Denise Erdman on November 22, 2010 at 2:23pm —
With the several folks looking for jobs, here is an article that offers some good advice. Please feel free to leave any tips of your own! http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-1456
Added by Darcy Keith on November 20, 2010 at 5:30pm —
In Kindergarten, we are taught our ABC’s. These letters signify the beginning of the alphabet, the beginning of learning our words and language. Has anyone ever asked you if you knew your “DEF’s?” You know what D-E-F stands for, right? I mean, these are the letters which are the beginning to identify a way to reach our goals and dreams. Never head of them? Well, let me… Continue
Added by Darcy Keith on November 20, 2010 at 2:51pm —
but it's hard to write, esp. when it's an assignment type. i feel pressured to write even though my mind is drawing a blank. ay de mi! already so close to bedtime and i haven't really accomplished anything. thoughts swirling through my head, so elusive and hard to catch....
so, i'm going to work on it, and by the time it's needed i'll probably have something good enough, hopefully more than one poem.
and maybe the pressure will force my Muse out of hiding.
Added by Katie Padilla on November 17, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Good morning everyone!
It is nice a sunny out here by the beach and I'm hoping you all have a wonderful day. I always feel so much better when it is sunny out, don't you? I'm demating with myself about weather I should go to my support meeting tonite or not. By the time it gets over it is dark out already and I hate to drive in the dark. Must be getting old. I love my support group and I feel safer not driving at nite.…
Added by lee m. staniland on November 17, 2010 at 8:46am —
It was so nice to wake up this morning to the support of you all.Thank you for your kind words.. it makes facing the day easier. xx Continue
Added by Lainey Lance on November 15, 2010 at 1:10am —
life is anew for each of us that are blessed with another day,i certinly dont know it all but ive figured out the secret to happyness in my life anyway's,it is called faith! as i'm certin it is for many if not most of my comrad's here I'M staunch beleaver in christ as most if not all of us are i pray,it is the secret to happyness & a smile on your heart i ashure you if your tbi & suffering or post enough the pain is over or lingering in the middle i'm here to talk to,pray with,show you… Continue
Added by max wilson2 on November 13, 2010 at 8:10am —
I witnessed a man being attact by a gang of youths.There victim dropped to the floor He could not defend himself as he lay there and they kicked him. . I asked them calmly and nicely to stop and to my shock,i became the victim. I was punch and knocked out . my head cracked on the pavement.
I suffered -:
TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY-:
RIGHT FRONTAL SUBDURAL HAEMORRHAGE
RIGHT FRONTAL CONTUTION.
Added by Lainey Lance on November 12, 2010 at 2:45pm —
One June afternoon, 32 years ago (1978) in Somis, California I had decided to ride my horse. Now I only had a bareback blanket and a hackamore for a bridal. And truthfully, I was not the best… Continue
Added by lee m. staniland on November 8, 2010 at 8:31am —
Geesh, I think that I know it must
be me but people seem to...well, let me rephrase, my mother is...I think that I, that it, must be driving her completely mad, like insane!
I again think that I know it's me, why doesn't she talk me me?
OK, so back up I think. I am halfway to 29 and she is a month to 56. And she is really awesome, like no doubt one of the cooler mom's ever but this brain injury that I have has… Continue
Added by Mike Rosner on November 8, 2010 at 6:30am —
Good Morning Everyone,
I have been talking w/my state Brain Injury Assc about a concept used in other states. It's a TBI clubhouse concept. Some states have TBI drop in centers where people can be themselves, be in a non-threatening environment, be in a non-institutional setting ect....
When I heard about it many thought came to mind,
I have a hobby farm with several outbuildings.
while it would take efforts far greater than I am capable of alone...i believe it's… Continue
Added by gary on November 7, 2010 at 4:50am —
by gary zimmermann
IT IS VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE, SO MAYBE IMAGINE THIS. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND, WILL IT NOT BE IMPOSSIBLE TO HELP?
IT’S MONDAY AND YOU JUST ARRIVED AT WORK. YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY BY TURNING ON YOUR COMPUTER TO CHECK YOUR CALANDER, EMAIL AND WORK ON PROJECTS. YOU BEGIN TO RESPOND TO EMAILS WHEN IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR RESPONSE THE WINDOW DISAPPEARS. YOU LOOK INSIDE YOUR “DRAFTS” FOLDER TO SEE IF IT WAS… Continue
Added by gary on November 5, 2010 at 2:45pm —
Being 22, standing (not wheeling about in a chair) in front of an individual of really whatever age,
I am usually considered well, a perfectly happy and healthy 22 year old - I LOOK FINE, SO I'M JUST FINE.
Which I am honestly perfectly alright with. Like really! (i hatehatehate even the consideration of receiving pity, so i can ensure you that the situation is never caused by any kind of "spotlight on a platform" song and… Continue
Added by mego on November 5, 2010 at 11:00am —
"THE $5,000,000 PATRIOT ACT"
I read a well written letter from one of Acuity Insurance Company’s PR people, and think his name was Mr. Blizzard...or maybe Mr. Windy. I apologize if I am wrong. I sincerely appreciate the "feel good" things various organizations do for communities, people, etc, and there seems to be no shortage of people who claim to be patriotic.(Acuity has spent, from some sources over $5,000,000, on the largest, tallest US Flag)(it has since collapsed onto the… Continue
Added by gary on November 4, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Hi all. after reading second to live by craig how i see things is the only ones that can understand us is the others that have had a tbi and survived same for ptsd and tramatic or trama pain even the profecinals think every brain is the same unfortinutly they dont understand every brain injury is not the same i like reading second chance to live by craig. i still today am looking for myself and my personality what i have been dooing withoutreconizing it is been like others so i can fit in it is… Continue
Added by stephen d. cunningham on November 4, 2010 at 12:52pm —