Ruth Marcetic
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Ruth Marcetic replied to Angela Betancourt's discussion Have You Tried Lumosity?
"I thought Lumosity would be great to help my husband so I contacted them and they gave him a free membership. At first, I got him to go on and I thought it was good, but it made his head hurt so he won't go on anymore. He is also so fed up with…"
Jan 13, 2014
Ruth Marcetic and Scott C. Thackston are now friends
Nov 17, 2013
Ruth Marcetic replied to mary lutz's discussion isolation
"Wow Mary, My heart goes out to you. I don't know what I would of done without my family support through all of this and we are only in our 10th month post injury but Mary, out of bad comes good. That may sound strange but I believe it to be…"
Nov 8, 2013
Ruth Marcetic commented on TBI Survivors Network's page Support Groups
"Scott, I am new here so I don't know when you'll see this but I am definitely interested. I went to the website. Thank you so much for posting http://www.jonathanparker.org/  "
Nov 8, 2013
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Nov 8, 2013
Onward & Upward left a comment for Ruth Marcetic
"Hello again, Ruth!  How goes it?  :  } As for support groups, they have *absolutely & without question* been my lifeline!!!  I strongly encourage that you & your husband (as well as other loved ones, on…"
Nov 7, 2013
Ruth Marcetic replied to mary lutz's discussion isolation
"I just found this site and read your words and I want you to know, you are not alone in this. We all have our stories, our lives, our tragedies we deal with but this is by far, one of the most challenging I have had to deal with. You talked about…"
Nov 7, 2013
Ruth Marcetic left a comment for Onward & Upward
"Thank you so much for your kind words. I am new to this so I saw a reply in my email but am not sure you got it. Sometimes it seems I have no time, but I will try to reply. Making plans is something of a challenge because I never know how my husband…"
Nov 7, 2013
Onward & Upward left a comment for Ruth Marcetic
"Hello there, Ruth; and, welcome to the TBI Survivors' Network!  :  }  My hope is that this place becomes a rich resource for you and your family--in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years ahead!  :…"
Nov 6, 2013
Ruth Marcetic left a comment for Onward & Upward
"After dealing with my husband and his TBI for 10 months, I think it would be good for him....for us to go to a support group so if anything, he would see he's not alone. I stay positive and honestly believe...he's getting better everyday.…"
Nov 6, 2013
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Nov 6, 2013

Profile Information

I am a brain injury Survivor, Family/Caregiver or professional
Family Caregiver
What do you find most difficult living with a brain injury
My husband has suffered a TBI, and other injuries from an accident. One of the most difficult things I find is staying positive and living with my husband...who is trying to deal with all that a TBI entails. Telling him he is getting better everyday and not letting him see me upset.
are you on another social network such as facebook, so we can varify your a real person trying to apply
yes
what is most important that you learn about brain injury
They say there is nothing they can do, the damage is in the white matter of his brain and it will take time to heal "if" he ever does. I have a hard time accepting there is nothing that can be done.
my or my families brain injury is concidered
Moderate

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At 9:46am on May 6, 2014, Alfred Eggleston said…
Good Day,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going
through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you
immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I
found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public
for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.
Mr Alfred Eggleston 
At 11:24pm on November 7, 2013, Onward & Upward said…

Hello again, Ruth!  How goes it?  :  }

As for support groups, they have *absolutely & without question* been my lifeline!!!  I strongly encourage that you & your husband (as well as other loved ones, on occasion),  seek them out.  What's more, don't feel as though you need to restrict yourself to only one.  As, it can take a bit to find a comfortable and highly beneficial fit.   Nevertheless, stay encouraged....  : ]

As for my "kind" words, you are most welcome; and, my pleasure.  : )  Plus, navigating this website can be a bit tricky, initially.  However, getting acclimated is just a matter of exposure and practice.  : )   In fact, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it, in no time.  :-)

Lastly, as for your feeling as though you have "no time," I fully understand the feeling. :  (   Been there, done that..., and, continue to..., each and every day!  It sucks, but I try to be gentle with myself, while forgiving myself for what often feels like continually falling short--especially when I know I'm really trying.  : ) 

To this end, and to the extent that you may not already be doing so, may I recommend that you get more comfortable doing the same? : )   Afterall, what choice does one have, without running the risk of beating themselves up, and contributing to ongoing feelings of inadequacy, guilt, shame, failure, and more!? : )

 

~Many blessings...  0: }

~~Ally (aka "Onward & Upward")

At 4:40pm on November 6, 2013, Onward & Upward said…

Hello there, Ruth; and, welcome to the TBI Survivors' Network!  :  }  My hope is that this place becomes a rich resource for you and your family--in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years ahead!  : ) 

There's a wealth of information here, as well as opportunities to connect with others--wonderful folks who understand the challenges you're dealing with, and often are able to provide the type of support that's difficult to find elsewhere. 

While I don't know his level of functionality, would your husband be in a position to make use of this website too?  If so, there's a very good chance that he'd find it a great resource and outlet for him, as well.  : ]

 

~Kind regards, sprinkled with offerings of encouragement & support....  : }

 

 
 
 

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