Category Archives: TBI

Reclamation Proclamation

Bonnie, my wife, angel and caregiver has always been a master of reclamation.  She could always take things that appear broken, worn out or beyond repair and make them like new and some cases, better.  It doesn’t matter if it … Continue reading

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Compensatory strategies

Compensatory strategies is a term I first heard at the beginning of my rehab at Shepherd Pathways which is where Shepherd Center conducts the outpatient acquired brain injury program.  I had no idea what the term meant.  Of course, at … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

  I am retired from the US Army so I know Memorial Day was established to honor veterans of the US Armed Forces.  With that said, though, this year I have done what most of the rest of the country … Continue reading

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The other victims

    May 14th is the 8 year anniversary of the accident that caused my traumatic brain injury.  We survivors are considered the victims of tbi but we are not the only ones who suffer.  The other victims are almost … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Recovery

Rehab is a very challenging process and doubly so for someone with a brain injury.  Not only do you have to do cognitive therapy to stimulate the brain but physical therapy PT is almost always a necessary part of rehab.  … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Awareness

  The date of this post is March 16th, National Brian Injury Awareness day 2016.  That brings to mind different types of awareness that apply to brain injury. The survivor’s perspective is unique to the individual.  There is the awareness … Continue reading

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Laughter: The best medicine

Experience has taught us something that could help most tbi survivors and caregivers.  It is often more comforting to laugh at a situation rather than cry.  While it is easy to feel sadness when a survivor does things completely out … Continue reading

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