Becca Dixon
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SassyHelper  (check out my blog!)Hi Everyone!I started a blog/video series designed to others adjust to the challenges of transitioning from…Continue

Started Sep 27, 2015

Struggling to work and keep my job
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I am a TBI survivor. After working hard to go back to work. I finally got my job back after 2.5 years of struggle and hard work. Now, after a few years of doing very well at work, I find that I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marty Salo Oct 26, 2015.

Let's Speak up!
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Happy Holidays, everyone!I created a petition for TBI survivors & their families  (and Blue, too Glen ; ) at:…Continue

Tags: rights, Legal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Schmitz Feb 6, 2012.

Are you normal now?
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That was an actual question that I was asked during a phone interview for a job at Nationwide, after I was asked why I was terminated from my last job. I replied that I had had an accident and needed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Capps Jan 11, 2012.

 

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Becca Dixon and dan Haunschild are now friends
Jul 14
Marty Salo replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"I enjoy the job working for the hospital in the computer department.  Currently, there are two team leads who are trying to encourage more productivity from me.  I haven't taken informing the new acting supervisors of some of the…"
Oct 26, 2015
Pat Legler replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"I got a prescription for amantadine, it really helps with focus. I get a lot more done at work. You would have to get a prescription from a neurologist, but then you can get refills from a primary care doctor. It's about $8 per month. There are…"
Oct 19, 2015
Becca Dixon replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"Wow, thank you very much for sharing & the support! It really helps, I am just trying to do my best every day but you know the struggles."
Sep 28, 2015
Jennifer B replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"And, by the way, I have lost many jobs, too many that it is embarrassing.  Try to learn from all of your mistakes and be humble with what you have learned.....it takes a lot of time. I am learning all of the time.  You would not believe it…"
Sep 27, 2015
Jennifer B replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"I also agree with going to Vocational Rehabilitation through your state. "
Sep 27, 2015
Jennifer B replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"Don't blame all of your memory problems on your TBI.....it also could be indirectly related in the form of stress.  If you are stressed or anxious it's easy for anyone to have memory problems and make mistakes.  We all are only…"
Sep 27, 2015
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TBI support video

SassyHelper  (check out my blog!)Hi Everyone!I started a blog/video series designed to others adjust to the challenges of transitioning from "Average" to disabled after an injury, check it out, & I respect your feedback, thanks!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLHNKQnNddoSee More
Sep 27, 2015
Becca Dixon and Donna R are now friends
Sep 24, 2015
Becca Dixon replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"Great, thank you very much!"
Sep 1, 2015
peter j hoecherl replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"think of it like being out of shape.. when you start to train again its hard ,draining and like your going backwards...it is that way for the first three to five weeks...you body and your brain have to adjust to the energy required....so even if…"
Aug 31, 2015
John J replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"its tough but we have to keep trying good luck in my prayers"
Aug 27, 2015
Debi Palmer replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"I am barely on this site because although it's an awesome site, I get overwhelmed.  I'm dealing more brain injury related after 4 concussions last year.  May I suggest, If you are having difficulty on the job, contact…"
Aug 23, 2015
EmryKay replied to Becca Dixon's discussion Struggling to work and keep my job
"i had lots of trouble going back to work. i kept trying only ending up back into the hospital. i have a cyst growing into the left side of my brain starting at the middle of my back. i had surgery but going back to work proved very hard. i even went…"
May 12, 2015
Becca Dixon posted a discussion

Struggling to work and keep my job

I am a TBI survivor. After working hard to go back to work. I finally got my job back after 2.5 years of struggle and hard work. Now, after a few years of doing very well at work, I find that I am making mistakes, memory type mistakes, that are really making it tough to keep working. Anyone, else struggling with returning to work? How do you cope with the "write-ups", etc.? Thanks!See More
Apr 26, 2015
Becca Dixon is now friends with Ralph William MacKenzie and Kevin M Kolb
Jan 26, 2014

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I am a brain injury Survivor, Family/Caregiver or professional
Survivor
What do you find most difficult living with a brain injury
I amI survived a massive stroke in August, 2009, caused by a medication. I am shocked and disappointed in the prejudice that I have experienced because of my TBI and the lack of the public's TBI knowledge/education. I am very capable, but I have to prove it many times I find.
are you on another social network such as facebook, so we can varify your a real person trying to apply
Becca

My TBI

Hey Everyone!

I survived a TBI caused by a stroke in Aug., 2009. A prescription medication that I had been taking caused my stroke. Please take note of all risks with any medication you may be taking. My doctor did not really talk about such serious side effects, after my stroke, she told me that my chances were 1 in 10 million to suffer a stroke.

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At 10:26pm on September 28, 2013, Glen Brist gave Becca Dixon a gift
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Hi Becca, Happy Birthday,,, think of you often,, Did you see Miss Pickles has a friend, Max... Wish you could visit them.... Have a special day.. glen
At 12:54am on September 29, 2012, Glen Brist gave Becca Dixon a gift
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This is your day !!! enjoy it all Becca, Special wishes for you, keep smiling!
At 1:59pm on February 27, 2012, Kerry Mischka said…

Hi Becca-

I am new to this site.  I don't know how to put my picture on or upload a you tube video that my husband made of the Disney marathon i did....It's little things like this that are frustrating, but maybe someone on this site could help me.  I wrote a long comment to you and it didn't get posted.  I'm not sure what happened.  Sorry.  Kerry Mischka

At 7:46pm on February 3, 2012, Johnyy Rock said…

thank you so much my new friend

At 8:54am on January 26, 2012, phil espinoza said…

Hello ...Hope your doing okay...I just had a question for you.  O have noticed peoples reactions and attitudes towards me...I went to a Humane Society here in Portland, Or where I was trying to volunteer in handle the animals in the pound.  I went to one entrance and went to a desk-the girl told me I had to go to another desk at an office located next door-I went there and the girl at the desk, after I told her what I needed, got rather rude with me in how she acted to me...she got somewhat mad....irate....and I got a little made and made a comment like, "well, it's gonna be nice volunteering at this happy place" or something like that.....and walked out.......I was tired from riding my bike there...and the traffic, for about a mile going there is really bad...semi-trucks, fast traffic.....crappy streets-holes, cracks, rocks, etc....so I was worn out...... Anyway, I was thinking last night that sometimes I talk like I'm drunk or something...and there is a possibility she may have thought that.....I don't know......But this happened before with another girl about 20 years old...and I asked her a question about a bus I was taking....she got pretty ignorant-how she talked to me....

 

    I'm just worried and wondering if my slurred speech-and/or miscommunication may be doing this....or if it may just be the person I am talking to is having a bad day or something......I was thinking I am going to make a card to keep with me telling  who I am talking to that I have TBI, and have speech/communication problems....and to please have patience with me...something...What do you think?  I'm gonna ask other members for their ideas also....Thanks...Phil :D     I mean, it did bum me out for awhile...but I pray for the ability to think things thru and patience....But have any ideas?  How's the weather in Texas?  It has been raining "so long" here in Portland, Oregon-The sun just came out this morning and it looks "Marvelous".  Phil :D

At 9:49pm on December 29, 2011, phil espinoza gave Becca Dixon a gift
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Happy upcoming New years Day...Hope you had a good Christmas!
At 8:56pm on December 18, 2011, phil espinoza said…

So, what are you gonna do financially?  Have you tried to apply for SSI? or anything?  Hope you Find something!  Good Luck to you.  Phil

At 8:53pm on December 18, 2011, phil espinoza said…

It sounds like the story of "Big Business and Lawyers" against the "little guy".  Doctors are protected by Attorneys - some of the best probably.  I'm not saying Doctor's are bad or anything- but, in your case...that Doctor who prescribed your Med's to you, made the wrong choice...and this is what happened.  Doctors are heavily protected by Insurance and Lawyers in the event of this type of neglect.  Most "Americans" do not even "think about" Statue of LImitations....especially after surviving TBI...I mean, your brain is going through a tremendous injury and they expect you to think about something as complex as as laws concerning Statue of Limitations.  Well, that was nice that you presented this to "all TBI Suvivors"....Thank You.....

At 12:03pm on December 18, 2011, phil espinoza said…

Hello Becca....Is there anything else I can do for you reference your legal process?  How did you learn how to process that patition?  That's a slow-legal process, and to me, legall-strangely written....anyway, did I fill out the right info?

At 8:17pm on December 16, 2011, Rodney Barnes said…

Hi Becca,

Thanks for becoming a friend.... I hope we can chat in the future. Take care, Rodney

 
 
 

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