Can’t Unsee That

Sleep Study Sensors

…and sweet dreams. I’ll be watching from the control room. Yick. Yick. Yick.

Arrrrrgh!!! I can’t unsee that!

I’ve picked up this recent wise crack and used it with a wry chuckle in my throat many times. I’ll give you a little chuckle of your own here.  This was me last weekend just before trying to go to sleep for a sleep test. Since the crash my sleep has deteriorated and my wife pushed me to get it examined. Talk about uncomfortable and silly looking with all those sensors attached to you. Lasting images are what this post is all about. So instead of displaying some shocking picture of a TBI survivor in their hospital bed I took pity on you, gentle reader, and chose this embarrassing one of me. As you can see I was so looking forward to the experience. I also really don’t have any pride left.
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Is it Available to You?

You might be wondering just what I’m talking about with such a vague title. Heck, I know I was when I came up with it. Anyway, I’ll get to that towards the end of this post but it has something to do with what you see in that photo. Continue reading

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Making Your TBI Mix Tape

I’ve already told you how old I am so I guess dating myself with that title is no big deal. One nice thing about seeing the door swing shut on the 80’s is now I don’t have to rewind the tape to listen to the same song. Not just 8 or 9 times. I mean over and over again. Continue reading

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If You’ve Seen One Brain Injury

Yeah, I’ll bet I know what most of you were thinking the next words would be. When a fellow survivor said that and paused I must have given away what I was thinking based on the twinkle in her eye. That sarcastic saying is like a different kind of knock-knock joke. When she told me the second half of that saying I thought it was both funny and worth writing about here. Continue reading

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Other Voices – Shawna

I’ve always said that I wanted this blog to be more than just me yammering I mean reflecting on how life goes after a brain injury. Maybe I’m a good writer, maybe not. I do know that no matter how I write, not everyone will click with what I have to say here or the way I say it. As I get to know fellow survivors and caretakers I’m encouraging them to be a guest on this blog.

Shawna  myArabian

To start off this new section I’m calling Other Voices I’d like to introduce Shawna, a writer living in wide open Western Canada, with a great affection for the life inside each being on her farm.  Continue reading

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

I haven’t quite figured out how I feel about all the messages out there but this essay is pretty good. Wish I couldn’t agree.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-zellmer/5-things-every-tbi-survivor-wants-you-to-understand_b_6800984.html

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Like It or Not, That Day Will Come Around Each Year

The other day I was listening to a friend deliberate on what to call the day her injury struck. Something about the notion of calling it the anniversary was bothering her. She was wondering if it was something to be celebrated. Of course she was hearing supportive messages urging her to celebrate her strength. How far she’d come in her recovery. The life she still has ahead of her to live, in large part because of how she has worked to restore herself.

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A Discussion of How a TBI Can Affect the Survivor

From brainline.org, a nice review of the different sorts of conditions a survivor may be left to deal with long after health insurance no longer wants to cover the doctors and therapists.

What Impact Will Moderate or Severe TBI Have on a Person’s Life?

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