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Awareness in Action

I put a voice and action to my words today March 22nd 2017.  This is brain injury awareness day and I gave a presentation to students in the Health Education class at Ravenswood Middle School.  This is my first attempt … Continue reading

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Reinvention

  At some point during recovery from most brain injuries, there should be a point, an aha moment if you will, where we realize that changes have taken place and it is time to make the best of things as … Continue reading

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Creatures of Comfort

I just got home from taking my dog Koby to the vet.  The vet thinks it is allergies that are making his eyes swell and gave me some drops and pills to treat him.  Seeing Koby look so sad trying … Continue reading

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Turning point

I think most of us traveling this brain injury road have lost hope at one time or another, some of us more than once.  If you are reading this, that means you are still on the road and something caused … Continue reading

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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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