I wanted to say that the meditation you do is actually one of if not the best way to stabilize this crazy TBI mind. I was doing that same thing a few years ago when i went into a Kung Fu school venture. The practice was simple; sitting quietly for 10 minutes in a chair and using progessively more challenging breathing exercises that moved the breath. Unfortunately that business venture failed a few years ago and i havent done the practice since.
Thanks so much Dan! My 23 yr old son received a TBI from an assault in 2008. He is currently in a structured Brain Injury living facility in Louisville, KY. My heart breaks for him as well as for all whose has suffered from a brain injury. My son has come a long way being as he was given a 50/50 chance of surviving. I read as much as I can and as time allows me.
Hello again .. I will check out your site in the next few days and let you know about how the music works out for me. I do have a question since you are further out from the date that you were injured. Do you feel . and I guess anyone can answer this.. that your a almost completely different person? Like awakening in the same body you had but now are a different person in the same body? Like lots of changes. So many so that you don't feel like the person you were before your accident. Maybe some people don't feel that as much but I had lots of my memory taken from me. Let me know your thoughts on that one. Take care and write later!
Hi Dan..thanks for the Add! Hi am a TBI Person. from a slip and fall. I have recently joined this forum to meet and discuss issues related to TBI. I have tried different things to help improve my life. It has been 3 years from the date of my injury and found that the medical community, at least for me, has little to offer other than pain managment. However, I have found more holistic ways of dealing with the problems resulting from TBI. Would be happy to discuss these with you .. and hear about your journey..
3 yrs ago next month, Iwas given too much Anti -coagulents (heperin) during an angioplasty for a stent placement in my LAD artery due to blockage. There was one medical error after another. I wam a small person, however drug company parameters are a 'one size fits all'. The night of the procedure, I began vomiting with pain behind my right eye and a severe headache. Nevertheless I was sent home the next morning. The subequent days were the same. My friends were calling every day and the doctor on call said it was just the medication. On the sixth day a friend said you have to call again and I somehow managed. I was sent for a CT scan where it was discovered I had a intracranial brain hemorrhage in the parietal and some of the occipital lobe. I was rushed to the ER. However, we were told it was too late and nothing could be done. Long Story, short.
My deficits are I have homnymous hemianapsia (blind right down the midle of each eye to the left, agnosia (difficulty with recognition), cognitive and vestibular issues, over saturation of too much stimuli so I can only spend approx 20 minutes in a store, etc. I can not drive or work. Although still intelligent, my processing is slow. BUT, I am still alive, with lots of various rehab, I am still adapting to my situation and continue to improve. I eat well, exercise and walk a lot so I'm in great physical shape and very healthy otherwise. I am so thankful I learned about this organization. To see people who speak the same language is wonderful. I remain optomistic although I will never be the same.
Your love of song writing makes so much sense to me. Writing, taking time to edit is what I prefer.I noticed the TBI film festival. Someone has a film 'You Look Great!'.
That's what I hear. I don't have a visible wound. I ride transportation for disabled which makes me thankful frequently.
Absence (Petit Mal)
A blank stare, beginning and ending abruptly, usually lasting a few seconds. Person is unaware. May be accompanied by rapid blinking or chewing movement.
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