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Hello all. Been quite awhile since my last post, but thought (to myself) it’s time to write something that hopefully will make sense or help other survivors. Winter has gone and now it’s spring, so I started my walking trips since the weather is better. Before my injury I was a full-time runner, at least 5 to 8 miles a day but running is something I can’t do anymore because my balance is not good at all. Even walking can be a problem, which is why I carry a walking stick with me. I really…Continue
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…Continue
Posted by secondchancetolive on March 26, 2011
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. During the course of my life I…Continue
Nancy, my therapist, was unthreatening and didn’t seem surprised by my skeptical attitude. I remember her…Continue
My story is. When I was born the plsenta cord was around my neck and the knife to cut the cord with was missing from the tray. I ended up with brain damage from lack of oxygen. I have dislexea, a learning disabilty and before the training program, When I was a teenager, I was all thumbs and left feet, wrote and saw things backwards at times, and very clumbsy. Now I can read (slowly) but correctly and my understanding rate is about 87% of what I read. Writing has also greatly inproved from…Continue
Added by Steve E on March 25, 2011 at 3:39am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Im very distraught over this whole thing with my head. My cognitive testing shows deficits that are all centered around one focal point inside the left part of my brain and yet NOTHING is coming back on the MRI's. My grief counselor has been through my report with me multiple times where she tells me I am not crazy and yes there is something wrong. But it is killing me to not have a spot to point to or a report that states "yes her brain is damaged here". I have been told everything from the…Continue
having worked at so many different things...dishwasher, waiter, bartender, pre engineered fabric structure sales, technical support for sonnet ring technology, data networking account executive, cook, car wash attendant, grocery store stocker, customer service for wireless company, business consultant for manufacturing companies, male stripper, intern for sister cities, SPSS data compiler, international pricing analyst, forex trader and others i'm sure i forgot or maybe dont care to remember…Continue
I have been chosen to receive a scholarship from my school that will send me on an Art Students tour of New York. The trip is in 6 days. When I shared the news with my family they were so excited for me. I am excited too, but mostly I am scared to be there with strangers, in a strange place. My fear is that I will have a seizure while on the trip and be vulnerable and scare my new friends from college who are supportive and fun but don’t really know the humanity that I live with.…Continue
Added by Inez on March 20, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
Posted by secondchancetolive on March 9, 2011
Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on March 11, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Posted by secondchancetolive on March 11, 2011
Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on March 11, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments
I have written several books about my experiences in living with a traumatic brain injury that I sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident.
One of the books that I have written is entitled, "Starting…Continue
I had a dinner obligation so I had to cut it a little short. Trying to build myself to running 6 straight hours a day. Less than a month to go before the http://www.runtoremember.com/ starts. Blisters are back and becoming an issue. Need to figure out an answer to this.
Added by David McGuire on March 5, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
There are days that I wake up and feel as good as I did before TBI. On those days I forget that it ever happened and am happy to be alive. But there are days that I wake up and feel as if the pressure in my scull will burst it open and as if an icepick is in my eye and large needles are stuck all the right side of my body. Occasionally I feel as if my right side is covered in fire ant that are biting me and crawling about at the sometime. This is how I exist a majority of the time. It…Continue