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“You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life…”

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from

www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

following on from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/ive-already-been-to-hell/

and “led/guided” from comment there by “totally impulsive” c

(story of my ‘little’ life)

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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pictures from

https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/hope-after-brain-injury/

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No one is born hating another person because … – (We) Must Not Hate!

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=nelson+mandela+learn+to+hate+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=nelson+mandela+learn+to+hate+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.24036j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 “INFORM, EDUCATE, INSPIRE”

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“I’ve already been to hell!”

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

Tests revealed something was wrong. Scary words filled a report with my name on it: Memory, low average. Executive functioning, low average. Verbal fluency, reduced ability. Impairment. Below expectation. Below average.

They were all ways of saying I was brain damaged.

At work, I got taken off the air. The thing I was great at was gone.

“Kim’s work is characterised by misuse of vocabulary, unclear grammar, difficulties with logic and structure, lack of sentence cohesion,” is something mentioned in a later report.

report and picture (below) from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

and

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dear-israel-folau-ve-already-been-hell

 

I spent my late 20s and early 30s learning how to talk and write again. It spanned years.

I had tests using what looked like children’s picture books, and failed.

One of the puzzles Kim Baker Wilson was given while re-learning to speak and write.

I had to learn to say 10 vegetables, or 10 things starting with ‘s’, and failed.

I had to say what the similarities and differences are between a dishwasher and an oven, a glove and a sock, or a mirror and a window.

My injury is well-known in media circles. But it’s not something I’ve talked about publicly.

I’m talking about it because while a lot has been written about freedom of speech and about sport and role models, there’s still a lot that needs to be said.

I’ve been told I can never ski, snowboard, and it’d be best not to cycle.

Years later I’ve been caught out not knowing or being able to place someone if they’ve come up to me on the street, when I actually know them very well.

And if I’m tired and run down, I’ll sometimes mispronounce a simple word. I used to say the wrong word altogether, and say something about champagne instead of shampoo.

 

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

and

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dear-israel-folau-ve-already-been-hell

 

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

 

HELPING PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS OF WHAT IS OFTEN TERMED “THE SILENT EPIDEMIC” (AND/OR “THE HIDDEN HANDICAP”)

“Simply informing, encouraging and helping bring positive change in the lives of those affected by brain injury”

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“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

“INFORM, EDUCATE, INSPIRE”

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SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

This is your life. BE YOU

INSPIRE

from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

and

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

 Psss

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing … – Craig’s Quotes

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=to+be+nobody+but+myself+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=to+be+nobody+but+myself+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64l2.14639j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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pictures from www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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Undiagnosed brain injury

Brain

“Undiagnosed brain/head injury”

Help for Undiagnosed Brain Injury | BrainLine

and

Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms | BrainLine

from Google searches (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=%22undiagnosed+brain+injury%22&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=%22undiagnosed+brain+injury%22&aqs=chrome..69i57.75529j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

and

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=AtzWWtqRHMT10gSHrKOgAg&q=undiagnosed+head+injury+craig+lock&oq=undiagnosed+head+injury+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.8308.8308.0.8620.1.1.0.0.0.0.275.275.2-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.274….0.ijg1mJDKH-c

 

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Concussions can occur when the corpus callosum (center of the brain, pictured here in dark red) oscillates at a faster rate than surrounding areas after a blow to the head.https://www.everydayhealth.com/concussion/new-study-sheds-light-on-what-really-happens-inside-your-head-when-you-have-concussion/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

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www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com
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HOPE after brain injury

http://tbihopeandinspiration.com/April2018.pdf

A great publication by David and Sarah Grant

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

pictures from

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

“Inform, educate, inspire”

new-light

pictures  from http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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