I am new to the Beaumount, Texas, area, but many are encouraging my positive perspective of brain recovery vs. injured, disabled, retarded, handicapped, crippled, etc., (legal disability environment/fear factor) cognitively challenged (linguistic intelligence-Harvard University/optimistic explanatory learning style-Positive Psychology Center, etc.) ensures more success rather than those negatively defined terms, I've found over the decades from research at Harvard, etc., & statics. If I…Continue
Added by Shaun Wesley Best on July 21, 2017 at 10:37pm — No Comments
I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be.
Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and I FIRST thing this morning to decide on Hospice; he chose not to show up until late morning. He told us he wasn’t ready for Dad to go, I was standing by Dad’s side, holding his hand, looking at his unresponsive body and said, “But Dad is.”
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Added by Resilient Heart on May 18, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments
I was relieved and glad to get to see Dad myself, there was no peace of mind like it.
Dad has been through a lot, his eyes were not shiny blue as we knew them to be. They were overcast and that may have been due to head trauma from the seizures. Dad knew I was there, I watched his breathing change as did his eyes. He was still in there, just unable to talk.
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Added by Resilient Heart on May 18, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments
This will be the fourth year I've attended the TBI Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. I strongly encourage all survivors who are able to please attend and speak with your representatives. This year, brain injury awareness day on Capitol Hill will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and reception. The full schedule for the day is as follows:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Brain Injury Awareness Fair - 1st Floor Foyer,…Continue
Added by Angela Betancourt on February 25, 2013 at 9:04pm — No Comments
Some of the losses we deal with on this path with TBI cannot be measured...
Added by Resilient Heart on February 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments
I know where I have been and what I have been through to get to where I am today. I also know that I am not alone and that possibly millions of people have had similar experiences of 'falling through the net' and feeling as though they have lost their soul...
A couple of years ago I wrote a book about how life works. Some would call it a 'spiritual' book, but, for me, it was simply about stating experience and my understanding. I sent the first three chapters to 'Hay House' - the…Continue
WOW was life ever easier when I all I had to was run and talk. Now I have to work!! I like my job. It's something that comes easy to me, I am outdoors, I get to deal with people and there is just enough excitement in it to make interesting without to demanding. My co workers are good and the location is good. The only issue is the pay is not great.
I will keep my eyes open for something a little more financialy secure but for now I am not just trying to budget the new work…Continue
Added by David McGuire on April 18, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments
I had my first experience in a float tank (Isolation tank) yesterday. I have been on a bit of a search as of late to find new ways to “work out” my brain. I mean if I can run across the Country, if I can complete an Ironman, if I can bush my physical limits. What will happen if I push my cognitive limits?
I have worked out my brain with programs, from simple things like Sudoku, Rubik’s cubes, Luminosity and lots of…Continue
Added by David McGuire on March 18, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
"Measure thy life by loss instead of gain,Continue
Not by the wine drunk, but the wine poured forth,
For love's strength standeth in love's sacrifice,
And whoso suffers most hath most to give."…
Added by Resilient Heart on March 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
[This post, this blessed, difficult post has been a long, long time in coming. I have wrestled with it, mulled it over in my head, let it rest, wrote and re-wrote countless times. As with all things TBI, emotions zap us of precious energy. Oftentimes, the feelings just need to be until the TBIer finds strength.]
Added by David McGuire on December 9, 2011 at 8:43pm — No Comments
This is the photo's and run data from the 07/12/2011 blogpost. I was so tired that night I had no energy left.
Added by David McGuire on December 8, 2011 at 7:22pm — No Comments
Today was an amazing day. Talk about sensory overload.
Short post because it is really late. It was a monumental day that I still processing. I will update more tomorrow but here is a short note of the day.
In the morning I was met by a news crew and reporter,
Then I ran,
After running about 25 km We stopped to head to the Nanaimo Brain injury Society.
I met the Mayor of Nanaimo and had a run to remember day…Continue
Added by David McGuire on December 6, 2011 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Added by David McGuire on December 4, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments
Wow what a day.
We were up and off to Langley to meet the Langley Mayor and the Mayor of the Langley Township. We had some interviews and then were on where on our way to Richmond to my Dentist. …
Added by David McGuire on December 2, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments