August 2009 Blog Posts (5)

The Best and Worst Parts of Being a TBI Survivor

What? There is a best part of TBI?! It depends on your outlook. “Glass half full people” tend to look for the proverbial silver lining. In so doing, they create their own little oases of happiness.

It is simply impossible to ignore the negatives associated w/ TBI. I won’t at-tempt to be the spokesman for head injury, the TBI “Poster Child.” Rather, I will mention some of the downside associated with my injury:

I guess it all boils down to a jarring rearrangement of… Continue

Added by Shelah Riggins on August 29, 2009 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Networks of Support

Here I am, midway (almost!) through the Masters in Social Work, and so much of what we learned this first year resonates so strongly with me. It's not that I think that I am special, for I know that many of my classmates w/o TBI have stared down issues as serious as TBI has been for me (and, likely, you, gentle reader!)

Sometimes, I hafta stop and think and remind myself how fortunate I truly am. This often happens when I am swamped by the difficulties in charting my life that spring… Continue

Added by Shelah Riggins on August 17, 2009 at 12:34am — 3 Comments

eeg results

hi everyone

so I had an eeg and the results are confusing.. I see the dr monday but I was wondering if anyone has info

the results say the test was mostly normal but coulnt rule out seizures or epilepsy. anyone know why it would say that.. does this mean I dont have seizures?

thanks marlo

Added by NJ Girl on August 14, 2009 at 7:44am — No Comments

Freedom, Courage and the Flight of the Butterfly — Revisited — Part 1

Posted by secondchancetolive on July 21, 2009

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you my friend. Several years ago I wrote an article that was widely read at the time. Over the past several days I have felt impressed to revisit that article.

I will revisit that article below and add to its original content.

Isn’t it great to be alive today! Springtime is in the air. The days are… Continue

Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on August 11, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments


August 7, 2009


What the Hell is that supposed to mean? More New Age spirituality cum relativism? Code embedded for sleeper cells?

No, sir. It is is my attempt to take ownership of who I am and who I have been, and to shape who I will become.

A little context is necessary. I suffered my TBI in 1986, just prior to my senior year of High School. I was the oldest of three children being raised by a single mother and an elite scholar with… Continue

Added by Shelah Riggins on August 7, 2009 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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