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"how r u"
Dec 28, 2012
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"I believe Jackie...Low self-esteem, and low self-confidence is fairly common with TBI....I think if depends alot on what the person die before their TBI accident....I was a pretty-good singer and played guitar...Well, I can play fair good now...but,…"
Oct 28, 2012
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"I have a Norweigen Forrest Cat someone gave me....She is my little baby....She acts just like a child....She crawls next to be when I'm sleeping...and even meows when falls asleep and I'm not with her.  I "Live" for her…"
Aug 13, 2012
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"It gives the saying:  "To Be, or Not to Be"...a new meaning!  I know I love God now, in my new life....where before...he as a far as the moon...now, wham!  He's with me 24/7!  You smile..okay? Or I'll sing for…"
Aug 13, 2012
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"You just Hang in there....This TBI is not gonna kick my butt!  Right?  We (All TBI Survivors) can prove it...I was a pretty good singer and Guitar player before my accident...I have relearned to play guitar some...but I sing like a Scared…"
Aug 13, 2012
phil espinoza left a comment for Jackie
"I had a Neurological test in the V.A. Hospital in Portland Oregon about 1.5 years ago...It was pretty tough...and weird...I had to do all sorts of things like tap my left finger as fast as possible...remember all kinds of words be told to…"
Aug 13, 2012
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"Just received an email from Craig.. Regarding spammers. I'm not a spammer. I have just been in alot of therapy.."
Sep 23, 2011
Jackie is now friends with Sophia Kavanagh, Donna McNeil and TBI Guy
Sep 23, 2011
Jackie received a gift from Rodney Barnes
Jul 7, 2011
Emerson commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"Jackie, I was just looking back in my external blog and I thought you might enjoy seeing this post of mine from December 2008.  To you and anyone else reading this - It does get better.  I am now 2.5 years out from the day I walked out of…"
May 8, 2011
sassy commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"I forgot I failed the tests, every one but because I was verbal , I was told I would learn to get by. Years later I can't always it doesn't save me"
May 4, 2011
sassy commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"I was so exhausted after having some tests done, I don't know what exactly other than some tests with faces , putting things togehter and drawing things words and numbers , than the tester coming and saying I was afraid of growing old I was…"
May 4, 2011
Emerson commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"Jackie, you might want to read this post about having a High IQ TBI: http://www.dancingupsidedown.com/2010/07/the-high-iq-tbi.html"
May 1, 2011
BrokenBrilliant commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"Something just occurred to me -- I think one of the things that makes neuropsych evals so difficult, is they can really tire us out. I don't know about anyone else, but when I'm over-tired, NOTHING seems right, and my head really gets…"
Apr 24, 2011
tbi commented on Jackie's blog post I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.
"Jackie, none of us can say why we survived for sure but then again, why were we born to begin with?  You have the words of a good TBI advocate.  Be sure to use those skills to help fight for your own cause - proper rehab for…"
Apr 20, 2011
Fantastic Frank Johnson left a comment for Jackie
"Hi JACKIE,   I found that I have not yet replied to your question about how your disability is an A$$ET..I gave you only one small idea about  how this works by saying that  my aide is an A$$ET... that only scratched the…"
Apr 20, 2011

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I had a neuro-psychological test done. It was exhausting and humiliating.

 

Finally, I got the chance to have a Neuro-psychological test.  I went to a hospital that is up to date on new technology.  A very high rated Neurology Department in Philadelphia Pa.  

 

I was completely disappointed after all the testing and interaction with the neuro-psychologist was finished.

 

It seems they were using those stupid Coma tests on me. ( the old tests originally designed a million years ago to measure brain injury by how long you were…

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Posted on April 9, 2011 at 7:41pm — 15 Comments

I have so many questions that, I can't find answers to i.e. moodiness

Did anyone suffer from extremely low self esteem after your TBI.???

 

I have so many questions to ask...However, this one nags at me.  I am suffering from low self esteem and low self confidence. Is this one of those things I have to relearn again.?

 

 I am so bad at taking care of myself now.  When I wasn't before. I was extremely independent.

 

My damage is to both my frontal lobes building my self esteem back is important so, I can accomplish my…

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Posted on March 29, 2011 at 1:21am — 6 Comments

Everyone has a story.... I just learned of my TBI.. I don't quite understand these symptoms..

March 30, 2008 I was in a car accident with a drunk driver.  I haven't been the same since...Its a big horrible mess.. I smashed my head against the windshield with other injuries to my shoulder.. No doctor ever checked me for a TBI.. I just found out about a month and half ago.. Injury to the frontal lobes that has gotten worse with time..

 

However, I still need TBI therapy because, I'm so screwed up... I walked around for almost 3 years not knowing why I felt so weird,…

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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 11:24pm — 10 Comments

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At 4:01am on December 28, 2012, jordan said…
how r u
At 8:37pm on October 28, 2012, phil espinoza said…

I believe Jackie...Low self-esteem, and low self-confidence is fairly common with TBI....I think if depends alot on what the person die before their TBI accident....I was a pretty-good singer and played guitar...Well, I can play fair good now...but, the singing...forget it!  My vocals are pretty bad now...Don't know why......I slur alot also....Possibly Aphasia-related issues with the brain controlling the mouth muscles...I believe that has a lot to do with it....My self-concept of myself now?  Low-self esteem is there..you know...But I'm learning how to paint now...And I believe finding "something" new is "Essential" to beating the Low-self esteem problem.  Re-learning is an essential requirement in order to relearn self-pride...right?  So, I'm pushing the guitar playing away and Pushing-myself to accept the changes due to my TBI.  But I know I am greatful to God...that I still have the ability to do something else...through "learning!"  So...Don't give up on anything....Self esteem is a learned-behavior...YOur not born with it...you have to "Achieve it by relearning something different and Cool!"  Life's damn tough sometimes..but I'm gonna let something hold me back in this life!  And you can do it!  I know you can....

At 9:16pm on August 13, 2012, phil espinoza said…

I had a Neurological test in the V.A. Hospital in Portland Oregon about 1.5 years ago...It was pretty tough...and weird...I had to do all sorts of things like tap my left finger as fast as possible...remember all kinds of words be told to me   and do it quickly as possible.  I was told that I do have Dementia...from my TBI I got in Sept 2008.  Its was tough...to take this test...yeah....In fact the difficulties of the tests are also intended to make you tired...causing your TBI deficits, like mine be short term memory deficits.......I'm 57 years old now....my brain was already losing memory.  My TBI accelerated my memory issues by 20 or so years......Oh well, Gotta keep push forward....Hope you doing okay....."We're Survivors....Let's fight for Us!!!!

At 3:05pm on July 07, 2011, Rodney Barnes gave Jackie a gift
At 2:03pm on April 20, 2011, Fantastic Frank Johnson said…

Hi JACKIE,   I found that I have not yet replied to your question about how your disability is an A$$ET..I gave you only one small idea about  how this works by saying that  my aide is an A$$ET... that only scratched the surface.


If you want to know me let know.

LOVE

FF

At 5:25am on March 31, 2011, Fantastic Frank Johnson said…

Hi JACKIE thanks for your reply... I just set you out a request that we become friends with a brief statement of how I would like to answer your question about how your disability is an A$$ET.. if you want to know more  then we should talk  or at least email each other my phone number is 585-482-8833  my email address is iamfantasticfrank@gmail.com  now I've got to go since one of my aides who is an A$$$ET is here..

LOVE

FF

At 6:38pm on March 30, 2011, Stephen Korczak said…

                                                                                          March 30, 2011

Hello Jackie,

I had a TBI twenty years ago auto accident. The self esteem, self confidence will

get better in time. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

 

Always.

 

Stephen Korczak- a TBI Survivor

At 3:15am on March 24, 2011, jordan gave Jackie a gift
 
 
 

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