January 2012 Blog Posts (15)

new and confused

hi my name is tony....i had a car accident in March of 2010.....before then i never even heard of TBI

 

having a hard time accepting where i am ....my life has changed completely and i'm no to sure how to learn to accept this.....seems to me I should fight ....does not make any sense

Added by Tony on January 29, 2012 at 6:57pm — 7 Comments

A Letter to My Significant Other About My PTSD





I have PTSD there is no cure yet but I can and will be treated for it.

I have triggers and I will teach them to you as I figure them out myself.

I know you did not ask for this but either did I, together maybe we can work it out.

I have issues with trust that have nothing to do with you, please stand by me anyway.



I have issues with anger that you can’t believe, but I can learn to control my reactions.

I have a tendency to self medicate with alcohol and…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 28, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Help injury T.B.I 1994

Hi to all involved with T.B.I people, Thought I had found the answer or cure for TBI and I think I have, not your normal yoga asanas but cleansing techneques also. These practices do work with time and I feel time is  hard at this stage of my life as just turned forty, and lost the push to get back to twenty two as that was my age when an old man traveling the other way on the road crossed the centre line as he fall asleep while driving.

Coarsing a head on crash

So open to…

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Added by Paul Armstrong on January 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Products I Love!

Added by Logan Olson on January 24, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Link to my story

http://spokane.craigslist.org/lgs/2797878606.html

Here is a link to my story on craigs list. It seems like it is not getting any attention, hoping that by sharing it here will help get it noticed.

Thank you.

Added by Beth Bromley on January 20, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

For anyone with balance and/or speech dificulties: EyeLights

Something that I found very helpful in my rehabilitation and overall functionability were Eyelights.  They're almost like sun glasses that relatively shoot strobe lights into your eyes, directly into your brain.  They were very helpful dealing with my balance situation and later with my speech.  For more information go to this web site: http://www.bernell.com/product/3283/127

Added by Michael Buckner on January 17, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Good to be back....

 What it has been at least two and a half years since I last posted here.

The divorce from a terrible abusive marriage and a terrible custody battle has and is still really awfully hard. I am still dealing with it. I have been all over the state of Washington seeking help for myself, and nobody wants to take my case, because one i have been made to be a conflict of interest, I cannot afford any help etc. I am not getting any accommodations for my disability and have been told that I…

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Added by Beth Bromley on January 15, 2012 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

God Lead the Way it Seems



There had been three important people very close to me,

That had died several years ahead of me that I got to see.



Some call it a near death experience, it occasionally happens when we die,

I got a hug from all three, yet they told me I must come back and said good-bye.



I remember telling them how tired I was, they said that they already knew,

They told me there were very important things God still needed me to do.



I felt disappointment as I had to…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 15, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

God Lead the Way it Seems



There had been three important people very close to me,

That had died several years ahead of me that I got to see.



Some call it a near death experience, it occasionally happens when we die,

I got a hug from all three, yet they told me I must come back and said good-bye.



I remember telling them how tired I was, they said that they already knew,

They told me there were very important things God still needed me to do.



I felt disappointment as I had to…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 15, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Being and Always Thinking Positive

How do we get through some tough days with our TBI Symptoms...that myself and many of us wake up to everyday.....The power of influencing our brains into "believing" regardless of what is going on with us (and other's in our world with other disabilities) - of our brain in believing "everything is going to get better."  By saying everyday when you wake to another day....."I am a Wonderful Person"...."I will Smile at all, regardless of my crazy symptoms - and give of myself and my kindness to…

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Added by phil espinoza on January 14, 2012 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

The Real Meaning of Pretense



I am watching your face,

I listen closely to your words.

I think I know the answer,

But I wait and watch; just in case.



Friends all say that I look the same,

They say that must mean I am fine.

I smile and nod and play the game,

It is easier to just pretend.



But the truth is I must try very hard,

Or they will know I am not the same.

They are fearful of that knowledge,

So I continue to play the game.



Their ignorance makes me…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 12, 2012 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Cognitive Overload

There is entirely too much noise,

there is no way I can possibly last.

I am trying very hard to understand,

but the world is moving way too fast.

Soon there will be nothing but a blank screen,

so forgive me if I cannot say the right word.

No matter how many times this happens,

I know it is real, even if others think it is absurd.

It is like not having cable on your television,

there are only a couple of channels that I can use.

If…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 11, 2012 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

My Brain Was the Ultimate Fee

My Brain was the Ultimate Fee



I do not know your name,

but I am very familiar with your fate.

It is a real waste of energy,

to spend any amount of time on the emotion hate.



Our brains were injured and we are all like brand new,

wishing things were different is truly a real waste of time.

Do your best to re-learn the things important for self care,

you will always be different than before but you can again feel fine.



Once self care is…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 9, 2012 at 8:45am — 8 Comments

TBI and State Medicaid Waiver Cuts

o My TBI Medicaid Case Worker:

It is not my job to professionally train you, hire you, or feel that you even qualify for your position. You are my case worker, you decide how many supervision hours I get per week. You have cut them every year regardless of how many new injuries. You decide if I am worthy of someone getting paid to help me so I can independently live at home, with loving family. You also get to decide to use my case to impress your boss. You impress your boss…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 3, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

What Society Should know about MTBI

Now that I am a moderate to severe brain injured person I want to tell you the things I would have done different the 7 years I had a mild traumatic brain injury.

1. I would NOT have tried so hard to be the "old me"

2. I would NOT have been so hard on myself. I was my own worst enemy

3. I would NOT have put more pressure on myself than I deserved

4. I would NOT have spent any time crying over the things I had a hard time doing

5. I would NOT have…

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Added by Debbie Wilson on January 3, 2012 at 4:22am — 2 Comments

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