“But You Look Good”: Hidden Disability after Brain Injury

But You Look Good: Hidden Disability after Brain Injury

TBI is extremely prevalent today and is also often known as “the hidden handicap” or “the silent epidemic”

My various articles in this field at

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/

may also be of interest

There’s also a good article by medical professionals (Warwick Medical School) at

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/healthatwarwick/newsandevents/events/poster/list/78.pdf

and some interesting articles (and helpful information) especially for parents of child patients  by Dr Carol Hawley at

https://www.google.co.nz/#q=warwick+medical+school+%2B+traumatic+brain+injury

 

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

PPS

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

“I refuse (absolutely) to be limited and defined by what I can’t do, but what I can do…my very best.”

– me  as inspired by m after sharing a conversation about her  “Everest” (31st December 2015)

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from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-7/

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

from

My Experience Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

(not my video)

Two years after a brain injury left him introverted and aggressive, James Cracknell and his wife Bev tell how it nearly tore them apart

from

 

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

 

 

for more videos on James Cracknell and Bev see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=james+cracknell+%2B+beverley&oq=james+cracknell+%2B+beverley&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2j69i64.2888j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=0&ie=UTF-8#q=james+cracknell+%2B+beverley&tbm=vid

(click on videos)

originally from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/two-years-after-a-brain-injury-left-him-introverted-and-aggressive-james-cracknell-and-his-wife-bev-tell-how-it-nearly-tore-them-apart/

 

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/two-years-after-a-brain-injury-left-him-introverted-and-aggressive-james-cracknell-and-his-wife-bev-tell-how-it-nearly-tore-them-apart/

Also see https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/people-speak-glibly-about-life-changing-moments-some-truly-qualify/

 

My various books on head (brain) injury are at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=brain+head+injury+%2B+craig+lock

 

Shared by craig (“information and inspiration distributer, incorrigible encourager and people-builder”)
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
dawn best

 

 

“A writer’s dreams”
Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

PPS

Thanks for the feedback and pleased you are enjoying this blog. About twenty, fifteen or so years ago, my wife, a nurse said ofall my articles (and blogs), sharing my writings on head(brain) injury would help and impact the most people, because “your story is so unique and you live it, with the problems…daily”!
m’s always right…as usual
All the best
c

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

 

HE WOULD NOT WAKE UP PROPERLY FOR 38 DAYS!

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https://stirlinganewbook.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-days/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/a-short-extract-from-my-book-stirling-2/

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picture above from

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS/

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS

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from

http://www.amazon.com/Stirling-Story-Boys-Hope-Dream-ebook/dp/B00H1N6X1Y

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

 

brilliant DAWN and clouds

Picture above (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

 

 

“It’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning, of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

“I believe the key is acceptance of a changed (new) you (and that can be very difficult for some!). You may not be the same person you were after a serious head (brain) injury.  Then it’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning,  of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

Just be PATIENT and things will somehow fit into place, like the pieces of a jig-saw! TRUST

Thanks for that…and for your encouragement,support and love, m

“Do your best and let God do the rest”

and

“Do not what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

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

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
A stunning dawn in Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa

“The clouds break, like sun-kissed waves in the sky” #

# that’s a simile, by the way (btw)

picture from www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com