We’re all familiar with the term “ego”, but it’s not always something we examine in relation to brain injury. It might come as a surprise that someone would say your “ego” can be a problem after a brain injury. It also can be a revelation that our ego’s can aid usKeep Reading
There you are, on a mountaintop, alone, listening to the wind blow through the scrub brush and the mountain grasses, and all you can think about is, “Where did my friends go?” You’ve never felt so alone.Keep Reading
Forgetfulness. The ol’ memory don’t work the way it used to. Are we getting old? Yes, we are getting older, but we’ve also had a TBI.
The information we need is buried somewhere in our noggin all right, we just Keep Reading
There are some things people say that cut right to the quick, leaving you bruised and bleeding as though a cat-o-nine tails had just snapped your skin open. These are words so hurtful you can’t believe anyone would utter them, never mind that they are usually said by someone close to you, who knows you, and is supposed to care about you. What messes you up even more is that these words are supposedly said for your own good.
“Please tell me how those words are supposed to help,” you wantKeep Reading
We lose much when we experience a TBI. There are lots of small losses; skills, abilities, etc., which, together, make up a much larger loss, the loss of ourselves. While it’s necessary and important to learn and relearn things to correct those small losses in order that our lives work and we function in society, our family units, etc., we needKeep Reading
Our lives are a succession of moments, beginning with the moment we pop out of the womb, all slimy and new, and ending with the moment we take our last breath. Somewhere in between that beginning and that end, some of us experience a brain injury as a defining moment and life-changing event
Many dramatic changes occur in our lives due to our brain injury, andKeep Reading
After experiencing a brain injury and having our lives thrown into disarray and confusion, we sometimes have to look long and hard just to see anything positive. Some of us, when times are tough, find ourselves searching for a thread, any thread, just Keep Reading
First I hear the crackle of the radio, then a voice. “One-zero-zero-niner. Jeff, do you read me? You out there? Come in Jeff!!”
That’s someone calling me, but I’m not sure what to do. I’m stuck. Stuck in another situation that Keep Reading
Many, many years ago, the words “Hi-Tech” were used to refer to innovations such as the wheel…or the spoon. Those were incredible inventions for that time. In modern times, when we are able to do things like make a plastic spoon in minutes from a 3-D printer, we take the fast paced, incredibly innovative nature of life for granted.
Times have changed, and Keep Reading
Sooner or later, at one time or another, all of us come to the end of our “TBI rope.”
We may be running along at breakneck speed, trying to remember how to accomplish some task, when suddenly that rope around our necks pulls tight, yanks our head back, and stops us dead. Or perhaps it’s over a long period of time; after constantlyKeep Reading