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Has anyone tried chiropractic after TBI?
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This is about my partner again.He is doing really well, but he has reduced neck and shoulder mobility and reduced voice-power.  Only I and a friend had noticed.  I took him to a chiropractor who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Wilson Jan 1, 2012.

Amazing Spinal injections of etanercept in treatment of TBI?
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Just watched a bunch of amazing results on alzheimers and stroke with etanercept injections into cerebral spinal fluid on this site: http://www.nrimed.com/Can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Queenie Alexander May 26, 2012.

Sound, noise, music and TBI
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Here is another question I have.  It is about new reactions to old sounds.My partner liked dogs, but hated dog barking.  Since the TBI, however, he has developed a huge sensitivity to my dog's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kitten Theory Jan 27.

Views of Argumentativeness and TBI
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I am keen to hear from survivors and carers on their experiences and explanations regarding frequency, depth, duration, causes of arguments post TBI.There are some views that TBI sufferers can tend…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emerson Oct 3, 2010.

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Kitten Theory replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"From the sound has really become a problem I spend the day trying to not hear noise there are many days that I go about with your plugs in my ears so that I can minimize the noise I think for people with brain injury that noise is a problem and I…"
Jan 27
Queenie Alexander left a comment for Chris
"How long have you had brain injury in your family?  My partner was injured in May 2010. His injury is classified as moderate. He has made a huge amount of progress, but the fact that I am a psychiatric nurse certainly helped me help him. …"
Dec 4, 2016
Queenie Alexander left a comment for JJ virgin
"Hi JJ virgin! I hope you feel better for having made contact here.  It sounds like you have insight to work with. How long ago was your injury?"
Dec 4, 2016
Queenie Alexander left a comment for Talana Klungland
"Welcome Talana.  My partner has a moderate brain injury and I was given power of attorney to manage his money. After nearly 7 years he is much better at saving.  Time certainly heals.  All best. :-)"
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Queenie Alexander replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"Oh, just saw this, which I wrote in 2010.  It is now nearly the end of 2016 and my partner not only enjoys music, but he is performing in a choir!  We found that he had B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia) and hypothyroidism, which had been…"
Dec 4, 2016
Queenie Alexander left a comment for Juliette Lucarini Harch
"Welcome Juliette.  I am a carer for my partner, who has TBI.  After nearly 7 yrs he has made great progress, but we had to recognise and treat two undiagnosed complications, which were hypothyroidism and pernicious anaemia, both of which…"
Dec 4, 2016
Kathie Mayer replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"Hi, Charles. Yes, it is interesting how similar many of the challenges are with brain injuries - regardless of how and when they happen. I'm glad that you've found the No doz works for you. Everyone's brains/bodies are a…"
Feb 5, 2014
Charles Thomas Wild replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"Kathie - There's a lot (of ideas) above which you write about which I can identify with.  Examples: ...I...carry ear plugs with me...I was extremely physically...fatigued...I had trouble keeping my focus on anything except trying to deal…"
Feb 5, 2014
Kathie Mayer replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"Hi, Queenie. I am closing in on 4 years since my tbi. I am more tolerant of noise than I was in the early years, but always carry ear plugs with me and frequently wear them (I actually have them in as I write this, as my husband has the tv on). It…"
Feb 4, 2014
Shauna replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"hi Vicky..sounds of silence made me laugh out loud...thank you :) I am fortunate I can listen to radio, music...but I get agitated quickly when there are multiple stimulants going on at once... my dogs noises don't bother me, but other peoples…"
Jan 29, 2014
Papa replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
"I just had my 10 year birthday as a survivor.  For the first7 or 8 years I could not listen to music for more than a few seconds. ?.l would hear info commercials where the songs play for short amounts of time and love it. Once I order the cd I…"
Jan 28, 2014
Charles Thomas Wild replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
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Charles Thomas Wild replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
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Charles Thomas Wild replied to Queenie Alexander's discussion Sound, noise, music and TBI
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TBI self-help to return to I.T. work?

Hi,

My partner has a very recent severe brain injury (42 days inpatient; 51 days until out of PTA) but is making great progress. Although he was injured whilst working in another area entirely, his passion was content-managing his website which has multi-authors and is very popular in Australia. The other authors maintained the content, but not the management, while he was in hospital and still help a lot whilst he is in rehab as an out-patient twice a week. He had a long gap in IT employment after a couple of years working in IT programming research in a university due to problems with doctoral program competition and funding. He lost confidence but was building it up with self-funded non-profit work, whilst working in a cleaning job for past three years. Now he is being retrained for the semi-skilled occupation he happened to have had when the accident occurred, but he is trying hard to retrain himself in content management and to try and create a test-bed involving several computers at home. He is worried that if he goes back to the cleaning job, he won't have any energy to do anything he likes. He is trying to make his drupal content-managed web-site more structured, maintainable and able to be rebuilt should it be hacked. He is also trying to build mirror sites, but is having problems working out whether he needs to transmit the sites in total to the mirror on a daily basis or whether there is a way to simply update mysql as well as jpg content. This needs at home a physically secure test-bed computer, preferably a Linux computer, which he is currently trying to get together. I feel that what he needs is others with similar experience of TBI and of computers who might like to form some mutual discussion and support for technical and TBI matters.

I am keen to link up and perhaps to link him up with others who may have returned to professional I.T. work, or be trying to do so.

I will also make contact with some locals who may give him some work experience.

He has scattered diffuse axonal damage focused in the left frontal subcortex, plus a query lesion in brain-stem (balance subtly off) and scattered diffuse axonal in corpus callosum, but he has a very big brain and lots left. His verbal memory is most affected and his processing is slow still (much faster in the morning). At the moment, of course (the accident was in mid-may this year 2010) his is still rather scattered, very weak, prone to terrible anxiety and insecurity, to put it mildly. He can also be quite focused and his continuous memory is building up better than I would have hoped. I love him a great deal and want to support him, but he does need to start interacting with and learning from others who have had the same experience so that he feels less of an outsider and can gain in self-esteem.

By the way, I am interested in some of the theories in the Brain that heals itself - what do others think?

QueenieAlexander

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At 11:18pm on September 14, 2010, John Spencer said…
Thank you for the welcome. I have come a long way in recovery and feel good to know that I am capable of remembering so many things and checking back with this site seems to be one of those neat little things. Life is Good. Peace
 
 
 

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